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Senior Year Experience program partners with Boys & Girls Clubs

Dec. 16, 2009/Tempe, Ariz.—The ASU Alumni Association’s Senior Year Experience (SYE) program has partnered with the Valley of the Sun Boys & Girls Clubs for the 2009-10 academic year. A partnership between SYE and the Tempe Community Council, this program gives SYE participants on each of ASU’s four campuses a chance to help a deserving community-based program while having fun volunteering together.

ASU graduating seniors can register to volunteer, either individually or in groups, at any Valley of the Sun Boys & Girls Clubs locations. The goal is to provide 2,000 hours of service by the end of the academic year.

This partnership adds a community service component to SYE, which was launched during the 2008-2009 academic year by the ASU Alumni Association. According to Alumni Association Executive Director of Operations Jenny Holsman, offering volunteer experiences to SYE participants is instrumental in reinforcing service as one key to a successful professional and personal life. 

“At ASU, as the New American University, we have a demonstrated commitment to the communities in which we find ourselves embedded, and we want to introduce and reenforce the importance of the lifelong commitment to improving our communities,” Holsman said. “This partnership with the Tempe Community Council and Valley of the Sun Boys & Girls Clubs helps encourage ASU graduating seniors to value community service and have a positive impact on their community.”

The Boys & Girls Clubs organization has three locations serving the Valley.  To find the closest location, ASU seniors can begin the process online at: Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley - www.clubzona.org; Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale - www.bgcs.org; or Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix - www.bgcmp.org

For more information on SYE and its programs, including the “Adopt A Nonprofit”
program, visit http://asu.edu/alumni/programs/sye/index.shtml

About the Senior Year Experience
The Senior Year Experience (SYE) offers students a variety of resources to make the transition from ASU to adult life as smooth as possible. SYE’s monthly programs help graduating seniors learn more about managing their finances, careers and professional development. The program also offers social dinners, trips and mixers to promote camaraderie and fun. SYE is guided by the Senior Class Council, a student-led board that organizes and executes all SYE events. For more information about SYE at all four ASU campuses, visit www.asu.edu/alumni/programs/sye/

About Tempe Community Council
Tempe Community Council (TCC) is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is connecting those in need with those who care. TCC works in partnership with the City of Tempe and community organizations to serve as a planner, advocate, and resource to improve the funding and policies impacting human services in Tempe and surrounding communities. 
Contact: 34 East 7th Street, Building A ▪ Tempe, AZ  85281 ▪ (480) 858-2300 ▪ www.tempe.gov/tcc 

Valley of the Sun Boys & Girls Clubs
Boys & Girls Clubs provide quality after-school and summer programs for kids ages 6-18. The Valley of the Sun Boys & Girls Clubs includes the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix. Together, they operate 35 sites and provide services to more than 81,500 kids in the Valley.

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