Jefferson City – Osh Kosh Excellence Awards in Wisconsin as well as Tennessee have supported nonprofit organizations for decades.
A team from each department is chosen for their successful work over the year and the Tennessee team was celebrated for their excellent work in 2020 on the JLTV. As a part of that celebration, the Tennessee team chose the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dumplin Valley to receive the $2,500 donation that comes as a part or the well-earned award.
For more than 20 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dumplin Valley have continued to provide safe places for kids and teens. During the Annual Award ceremony hosted last week at the Jefferson City location, Jordan Leach and the highly successful team at industrial plant offered the award to show their commitment to helping club kids in Jefferson County. The funding helps the four clubs to do whatever it takes for kids for families in the community – from offering distance learning to youth specific programming to keep local youth focused on education & workforce readiness.
“We believe in supporting the kids because we know they are our future workforce.,” said Jordan Leach, Osh Kosh representative. “Support from Osh Kosh and the community helps the youth served by the clubs with learning spaces so our kids can stay focused on their future and we are proud to be a part of that.” “We feel it’s important to offer distance learning at our clubs, so our youth don’t fall behind in light of amended school schedules this year, says Josh Yarbrough BGCDV CEO. “It’s the help from such dedicated companies that makes that possible. We appreciate all Osh Kosh does for our organization. “
The organization’s distance learning program offers youth a safe space to complete their schoolwork virtually. From 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday, through Friday, the Dumplin Valley Clubs in Strawberry Plains, Jefferson City, White Pine and Newport will offer the experience to any child in Kindergarten through 8th grade, though priority is given to club members. The distance learning experience at the clubs offers access to internet, technology assistance, physical activities, along with one meal and one snack each day.
For specific information on how to can give the gift of a great future to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dumplin Valley youth, or for more information on distance learning at the clubs, call 865-761-0143.