Boys & Girls Clubs of America and University of Phoenix Open New Opportunities for Future Community Leaders

Full-tuition scholarships will be awarded to Boys & Girls Club professional staff to pursue career goals

ATLANTA & PHOENIX--()--Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and University of Phoenix, a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL), have once again joined forces to deliver opportunities for individuals to pursue their career goals and better prepare for a successful future. This year, 30 full-tuition scholarships will be available to Boys & Girls Club professionals across the country who are seeking to build their skills and knowledge to become more effective leaders within their organizations.

“Any time we can offer opportunities to our professionals to pursue their educational goals while making an impact in the lives of kids who need it most, it’s a win-win,” said Kimberly Boyd, national vice president of Program, Training & Youth Development Services at BGCA. “Thanks to University of Phoenix and our valuable partnership, scholarship recipients will make a lasting impact on BGCA and Clubs around the country. The new skills and abilities professionals will learn will continue to strengthen our organization as they become future leaders in their fields.”

Now in its fourth year, the scholarship program is part of an ever-growing relationship between BGCA and University of Phoenix to provide education and skill-development opportunities for tomorrow’s leaders. This includes the University supporting BGCA in the creation of a unique leadership development framework through projects like BGCA’s Youth of the Year program. This framework will help Club youth develop personal philosophies on leadership that will support their personal, academic and career goals.

“We are proud to continue to work with Boys & Girls Clubs of America as part of our shared dedication to strengthening our communities through education and personal development,” said Pat Gottfried, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility for Apollo Education Group, parent company of University of Phoenix. “Be it through scholarships or the development of special programs, together we are providing opportunities not only for the future leaders of Boys & Girls Clubs, but the leaders of our communities across the country.”

For more information about all University of Phoenix scholarship opportunities, visit www.phoenix.edu/scholarships. For more information on Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s programs and impact on young lives across the country, visit GreatFutures.org.

Apollo Education Group, parent company of University of Phoenix, is dedicated to being a good corporate citizen by serving communities and individuals across the country. Through its corporate social responsibility efforts, Apollo Education Group focuses on giving in the areas of education, workforce readiness and sustainability. To learn more about the impact of these efforts, please visit http://csrreport.apollo.edu/.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,100 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.

About University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. As a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL), University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit www.phoenix.edu.

Contacts

University of Phoenix
Christopher Fielder, 847-285-2608
christopher.fielder@apollogrp.edu
or
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Sara Leutzinger, 404-487-5624
sleutzinger@BGCA.ORG

Contacts

University of Phoenix
Christopher Fielder, 847-285-2608
christopher.fielder@apollogrp.edu
or
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Sara Leutzinger, 404-487-5624
sleutzinger@BGCA.ORG