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Local Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana Awarded Grant Funds to Fuel Young People’s Bold Ambitions

Lafayette, LA – Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana received a Grant from the Taco Bell Foundation to support youth in the 8 different communities they serve. The funds will go toward teen programming to educate and inspire the next generation of leaders.


“It’s a privilege to partner with the Taco Bell Foundation in educating and inspiring young people nationwide,” said Rhyan Wheeler, Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana CEO & President. “Together, we are working to break down barriers to education for future leaders.”


Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana is one of more than 450+ youth-serving organizations that will receive a portion of the nearly $23 million in Community Grants presented by the Taco Bell Foundation this year. The grants are an example of the Taco Bell Foundation’s mission to break down barriers to education and fuel young people’s boldest ambitions.


“Our Community Grants program is unique, because the funds are dispersed back to organizations in the local community they are raised in,” said Neil Borkan, Chairman of the Taco Bell Foundation. “We are so thankful for the generosity of our partners, customers and Taco Bell team members that make it possible for us to continue serving youth across the country.”


About the Taco Bell Foundation

Taco Bell Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity that helps America's young people pursue their educational goals and career aspirations. Since 1992, the Taco Bell Foundation has reached more than 5 million young people across the country and has awarded over $188 million in grants and scholarships, focused on education and career readiness. For more information about the Taco Bell Foundation, visit


About Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana

This year marks the 54th anniversary of Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana. Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana operates under a mission to empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Serving youth in 8 different locations, Boys & Girls Clubs provide opportunities through after school programs and summer camps with activities focusing on Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles & Habits, and Good Character & Leadership.


If interested in supporting the Boys & Girls Club, visit or call 337-268-9555.

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