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Boys and Girls Club of Rochester partners with Champions Academy to improve the lives of local teens

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ROCHESTER N.Y. (WROC) — As of now the Champion’s Academy program is servicing 100 teens and with this partnership, they are looking to add more.

Roland Williams is not only a Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, and former NFL Superbowl champion but also the founder of the Champion Academy that’s been around since 2015 to help teens in the area overcome barriers and reach their full potential.

“So, I’ve taken all those experiences now to pour into the champion academy to help young people grow, and now with this exciting partnership with the Boys & Girls Club, the future is bright and I’m looking forward to it, “said Williams.

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He says from when things first started to now he has witnessed positive transformations in teens

“Over the last nine years we’ve had some amazing transformations of students going from 1.0s to 4.0s, from being inactive in the community to now being community leaders and now he is looking to impact the lives of more young adults by partnering with the boys and girls club,” he said.

Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club Dwayne Mahoney said he is looking to impact the lives of more young adults by partnering with the Champions Academy.

“We want to increase our teen membership; this does that immediately. We want to attract teens to what Champion Academy does also what the Boys and Girls Club does,” said Mahoney.

Williams says growing up in Rochester, the Boys and Girls Club on Genessee Street was where he frequented as a child and he’s excited to give back experiences he’s gained.

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“For this program to come full circle for an old boys and girls club kid to come back now and bring a program that’s worthy of the boys and girls club umbrella, I’m humbled, I’m honored I’m grateful, and we’re ready to get to work,” said Williams.

For more information on fundraisers or how to get your teen involved visit their website Champion Academy: Mentoring teens fighting for a better future (championacademyroc.org) or Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester | Fun After School Program (bgcrochester.org)

​ ROCHESTER N.Y. (WROC) — As of now the Champion’s Academy program is servicing 100 teens and with this partnership, they are looking to add more.

Roland Williams is not only a Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, and former NFL Superbowl champion but also the founder of the Champion Academy that’s been around since 2015 to help teens in the area overcome barriers and reach their full potential.

“So, I’ve taken all those experiences now to pour into the champion academy to help young people grow, and now with this exciting partnership with the Boys & Girls Club, the future is bright and I’m looking forward to it, “said Williams.
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He says from when things first started to now he has witnessed positive transformations in teens

“Over the last nine years we’ve had some amazing transformations of students going from 1.0s to 4.0s, from being inactive in the community to now being community leaders and now he is looking to impact the lives of more young adults by partnering with the boys and girls club,” he said.

Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club Dwayne Mahoney said he is looking to impact the lives of more young adults by partnering with the Champions Academy.

“We want to increase our teen membership; this does that immediately. We want to attract teens to what Champion Academy does also what the Boys and Girls Club does,” said Mahoney.

Williams says growing up in Rochester, the Boys and Girls Club on Genessee Street was where he frequented as a child and he’s excited to give back experiences he’s gained.
Rochester City School District students participate in “Project Soapbox”
“For this program to come full circle for an old boys and girls club kid to come back now and bring a program that’s worthy of the boys and girls club umbrella, I’m humbled, I’m honored I’m grateful, and we’re ready to get to work,” said Williams.

For more information on fundraisers or how to get your teen involved visit their website Champion Academy: Mentoring teens fighting for a better future (championacademyroc.org) or Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester | Fun After School Program (bgcrochester.org) Read More NewsRochesterFirst  

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