Boys & Girls Club of Benton County Unidos Keystone Club was honored March 13th at the National Keystone Conference with the “Take a Stand” National project award.
Keystone Clubs around the world in 2008-2009 were challenged to “Take a Stand” against poverty and its effects. Unidos Keystone Club’s project was the 30 hour famine where 20 teens conducted 2,000 hours of community service, raising funds to sponsor a child through Worldvison for a year, collecting 1,500 lbs of food for the NWA food bank, and fasting for 30 hours to raise awareness about poverty.
March 12-14th, 1,300 teens from around the world converged on Pittsburgh, PA, for the National Keystone Conference to discuss career preparation, academic success and community service projects to impact their lives and their communities. Unidos Keystone Club was selected out of thousands of Keystone Clubs to receive this prestigious award.