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Develop, advance, and enhance global youth organizations that provide a positive environment and safe place for young people around the world. 
A Message from Glenn... On Gratitude

The team at WFYC is continually inspired by the ingenuity, dedication, and perseverance of our Affiliate Members around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has made for a difficult couple of years. Yet the staff, volunteers, and board members of the youth development organizations we serve seem more committed to their missions than ever before.


As I look back at 2021 and the obstacles our Affiliate Members have faced, I feel a strong sense of gratitude. The entire WFYC network of Affiliate Members, Collaborators for Good, Sister Clubs, donors and friends continue to come together and support each other no matter the circumstances. On behalf of our

Co-Founders Rick and Susan Goings, our board, and the staff of WFYC, thank you for all that you do to provide safe spaces for youth. Your talents, skills, and dedication are truly making a difference for youth around the world.


WFYC is excited about the opportunities 2022 will bring. In addition to the consultative and technical expertise we provide to our Affiliate Members, we will continue to provide monthly Webcasts on a variety of key topics, the opportunity for global recognition through the WFYC Promise Awards, and a strategic learning and networking opportunity through our international conference. We’ve just announced that the 2022 WFYC International Conference: Strengthen Your Impact will take place March 1 – 3. Click here to learn more and register. It will be a great opportunity to connect and learn!


Thank you for your tremendous efforts, your dedication, and the difference you are making in the lives of young people. We wish you and your families a healthy, safe, and prosperous new year.


With Gratitude,

Glenn Permuy
President & CEO
Congratulations to Boys & Girls Clubs of Botswana and Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa on a successful learning tour!
Club leadership from Botswana recently visited the Club team in South Africa to learn about their operations and programs. As the Botswana team is working to build and grow their offerings they were able to learn first-hand how the clubs in South Africa are serving their youth. 
WFYC is thrilled to help provide opportunities for affiliate members to share learnings and best practices!
GivingTuesday was a big success for Affilaite Members around the world! Here are just a few highlights:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Ghana donated textbooks and installed marker boards on the walls of local schools. Youth members even molded bricks for the construction of new school buildings!
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico and Club de Niños y Niñas de Nuevo Leon used social media to request donations. And Petros Zoe Initiative used the entire week to promote their Boutique

WFYC is pleased to announce that Simon Hemus has joined our Board of Directors. Simon has lived and worked in London, Tokyo, New York, Amsterdam, Switzerland, and Orlando. His international career includes executive roles at Avon Products, Sara Lee Corporation, and Tupperware Brands Corporation. Throughout his career, Hemus has focused on advancing the standard of living of women, especially those from developing countries. Click here to learn more about Simon. 

On December 21, WFYC members from across 10 time zones around the world joined together in a session to celebrate their accomplishments in the midst of a challenging year. 
Click here to learn what our members are up to and watch this inspiring session of connection, celebration and perseverance. 
March 1 - 3, 2022
9:00 - 11:30 AM EST Daily | (UTC-5)
Registration is now open! You're invited to join the entire WFYC network of Affiliate Members, Collaborators for Good, Sister Clubs, supporters and friends for this engaging learning and networking opportunity. Click here to learn more and register!
Special Olympics offers School of Strength videos to help people stay fit and reach their athletic goals. Click here to access School of Strength videos and resources. All you need to get started is a rug or exercise mat, a chair or wall to lean on, water, and enough space to spread your arms out wide!  
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