Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day.
In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them.
Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.
NBA star LeBron James became both the first member of the Cavalier franchise and the youngest player to receive the Rookie of the Year Award at age 20, and the youngest player to score 20,000 points at age 28. He led the Miami Heat to NBA championship victories in both 2012 and 2013.
Born on December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio, LeBron James showed an early talent for basketball and began to earn a reputation as a prodigy of the sport in high school. James was the first player picked (by the Cleveland Cavaliers) in the 2003 NBA Draft. During the 2003-04 season, he became the first member of the Cavalier franchise and the youngest player (at age 20) to win the Rookie of the Year Award. James played on the 2004, 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympic basketball teams—winning a team bronze medal and two team golds overall—and led the Miami Heat to NBA championship victories in both 2012 and 2013. He has also achieved a number of NBA records, including becoming the youngest player to score 20,000 points at age 28, in January 2013.