The Salvation Army and Boys & Girls Clubs of America set to partner on ‘Better Together’ summit
By: Brad Rowland
With a big-picture goal to unite attendees in mission, methods and movement, The Salvation Army and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America come together for a first-ever summit later this month. On Jan. 21-22, the summit, titled “Better Together,” commences virtually from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET, with all sessions available for a singular fee of $20.
Registration is open to anyone, regardless of affiliation or history, and registration is available until Tuesday, Jan. 19. Additional information is available at YouthDownSouth.org.
Scheduled speakers include Commissioner Willis Howell, territorial commander, and Jim Clark, president and chief executive officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Recording artist Damien Horne, who attended The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs in Hickory, North Carolina, as a young person, will render a musical performance, with additional speakers including Lt. Colonel Eddie Hobgood, territorial secretary for program, Captain Rob Dolby, territorial mission specialist, Major Tim Gilliam, territorial youth secretary, and Lorraine Orr, chief operations officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
In addition to general sessions, targeted breakouts are offered on myriad topics. They include leadership, team building, best practices, local planning, club advocacy, resource development, government relations and more. From there, the ultimate focus centers on the united partnership between The Salvation Army and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and how more than 70,000 children in the United States are impacted.