Boys & Girls Clubs of America to co-host COVID conversation with U.S. Attorney General

In a truly exciting upcoming virtual opportunity, BGCA has the extreme honor of co-hosting a timely and interesting conversation at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 16 with the U.S. Surgeon General hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The public is invited to join us for this exclusive event just for BGCA Clubs and partners: Please take a moment to register as only those registered will be able to access the event.

State of Vaccines:  Increasing Access in Your Community and the Role of Clubs 
Wednesday, June 16 at 1 p.m. ET 

With Special Guests:
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy
BGCA President and CEO Jim Clark
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
Chief Executive Officer, Lori Tremmel Freeman
Club Leaders

Registrants will get to witness an in-depth conversation between Jim Clark and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy about the state of vaccine education and how Clubs can play a key role in increasing access to vaccines in their communities. NACCHO will share opportunities to build local partnerships for vaccine awareness, education, and clinics.  Written questions will be taken.

This discussion will also feature Club leaders from across the country who will share with the Surgeon General their vaccine outreach campaigns. This is a great opportunity to spotlight the hard work and value Clubs bring to their communities but to also see how we as leading youth providers can further aid in our country’s ongoing coronavirus response.  We’d like to invite Club leaders, all staff, board members, BGCA partners, and stakeholders to join us for what’s sure to be an informative and inspirational discussion.

We’re also thrilled to announce that the White House is partnering with Microsoft and Boys & Girls Clubs of America to donate new Xbox consoles to Clubs in hard-hit communities to help drive awareness and education on the COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. With the support of Microsoft, Boys & Girls Clubs of America will support vaccine education and promotion efforts at 425 Clubs, with a special focus on states with lower vaccination rates.

This is just another example of the power of partnership with key decision-makers. We hope it inspires you as you plan your own upcoming Summer Advocacy JAM Session in July with elected officials at every level of government. Think about how you can include vaccine education in your own JAM event and outreach. Get more information along with creative engagement ideas, messaging, and resources by visiting our Summer Advocacy Hub.