Regal Entertainment Group Gives Club Members an Opportunity to Beat Summer Brain Drain by Combining Movie Fun with Summer Learning
ATLANTA- September 12, 2013 – As part of Regal Entertainment Group’s Summer Movie Express, Regal is treating Lawrenceville Boys & Girls Club youth to enjoy blockbuster hits while also engaging their brains. Through a partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Regal Entertainment Group is providing the Club with a grant to help cover expenses like transportation and snacks for Club members.
All young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer, according to the National Summer Learning Association. Lawrenceville Boys & Girls Club is receiving one of 80 grants that will be awarded this summer by Regal Entertainment Group to help local kids experience summer fun with a learning purpose.
As part of the initiative, Regal Snellville Oaks Stadium 14 located in Snellville will offer Club members $1 admission to a predetermined G or PG rated movie.
Through their participation in the Regal Summer Movie Express program, Lawrenceville Boys & Girls Club of will also implement at least two learning encounters that incorporate the Regal experience. The Club will select from such activities as establishing a book club to read a movie themed book, adapting their own screen play based on the movie to visiting local landmarks after viewing to a film.
“Regal Entertainment Group is proud to partner with local Boys & Girls Clubs through these grants to cover their costs such as transportation,” said Ken Thewes Chief Marketing Officer for Regal Entertainment Group. “Regal believes that this summertime series for kids helps to instill a love of movie-going and inspires the imagination of the next generation.”
“This is a great opportunity for our Boys & Girls Club members, and they couldn’t be more excited about being selected for Regal Entertainment Group’s Summer Movie Express,” said Rory Johnson, Executive Director at Lawrenceville Boys & Girls Club. “Our Club is extremely active during the summer season, so we’re always grateful for opportunities that combine fun with engaging learning activities that help our young people stimulate their minds during the summer break.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta has played an integral role in the Lawrenceville community for more than 25 years, providing daily programs and services to 200 young people each day. The Club is open Monday through Fridays from 2:00-8:00 p.m. with programs that emphasize education and career enhancement, character and leadership development, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation.
Currently, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta serves more than 3,400 kids each day providing an environment where youth feel safe and secure to dream, discover and develop their potential. By 2020, the organization is working to ensure that 90 percent of the youth it serves are graduating on time, living healthy lifestyles and giving back to their communities.
For more information about how you can get involved in shaping great futures, visit www.bgcma.org/get_involved.
About Regal Entertainment Group
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) operates the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of 7,358 screens in 579 theatres in 42 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia as of April 25, 2013. The Company operates theatres in 46 of the top 50 U.S. designated market areas. We believe that the size, reach and quality of the Company’s theatre circuit not only provide its patrons with a convenient and enjoyable movie-going experience, but are also an exceptional platform to realize economies of scale in theatre operations. Additional information is available on the Company's Web site at www.REGmovies.com.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, nearly 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs serve some 4 million children and teens through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native American lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. Clubs provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at bgca.org/facebook and bgca.org/twitter.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta’s mission is to save and change the lives of children and teens, especially those who need us most, by providing a safe, positive and engaging environment and programs that prepare and inspire them to achieve Great Futures. Through 27 Clubs in 10 metro counties, trained and professional staff serve more than 3,400 youth (ages 6-18) daily through programs that foster academic success, healthy lifestyles and character and leadership development. BGCMA also oversees Camp Kiwanis, a 160-acre outdoor residence camp, and the Youth Art Connection (YAC), a gallery and workspace for young artists. While the cost to effectively serve those who need us most is more than $4,000 per member, BGCMA asks families to pay only a $50 annual membership fee and no child is turned away due to inability to pay. For more information, please visit www.bgcma.org.
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