ICAP employees from the New York office recently volunteered to spend time with the young people at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County. The volunteers played a selection of childhood games with the youngest members and then challenged the High School kids to a fast paced game of basketball.
The employees were able to see firsthand the positive impact that ICAP’s donation has made on the Club as well as the overall community.
‘Before you do something you have never done before, you have an idea in your mind about what to expect… what I didn’t expect was my emotional reaction to the overwhelming response of appreciation from those people we met that day and how ICAP’s involvement with these charities have helped make lives better. ’Felicia Nicholas, Director, Travel & Entertainment, ICAP North America
The Club is my home away from home. It's where I go to seek refuge. There are days when I feel like my world is spiralling out of control, but as soon as I enter the Club's doors that all changes.David Brown - Age 17, Member and New Jersey Youth of the Year, Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County.
The Boys & Girls Club is more than a place, it is a "movement" to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realise their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. By reaching children at an early age and providing positive activities and encouragement, the Club provides a compelling alternative to youth crime, gang membership, drugs, and other negative influences that effect our youth today.