COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The Boys and Girls Club of the Chattahoochee Valley honored dozens of students graduating from high school in the class of 2015.
The event was held at the club located at 200 Clover Ave. from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. There was a performance by the Columbus Lions cheerleaders and a few words from Michael Soul.
Also, the awarding attendees were recognized for their academic efforts. This celebration was made possible through a $7,000 grant from the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens.
This grant was part of a new five year partnership between the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. They expect to raise $30 million to support more teenagers and improve America's high school graduation rate.
"Graduation season is our favorite time of year. We've watched the young men and women in our community work so hard to get to this point and it's a thrill to share in their joy of earning that diploma," said Norma Hood, Vice President of Operations of the Boys and Girls Club of the Chattahoochee Valley.
Locally, the partnership with the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens will help rising eighth and ninth graders transition into high school. They will provide the tools and mindset needed to be successful in high school and beyond.
For more information about the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens please click here.