Aaron’s Sponsors Nationwide Conference for Teens
More than 2,000 teens from across the country gathered in Atlanta on June 23 and 24 for the Boys and Girls Club of America’s 51st Annual Keystone Conference, sponsored by Aaron’s, Inc. The conference builds leadership skills, increase awareness and appreciation of diversity and helps establish positive relationships with their peers from around the globe.
“Aaron’s is proud of our national multi-year partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and we’re so pleased that this year’s national Keystone Conference was held in our hometown of Atlanta,” says Aaron’s CEO John Robinson. “These teens are making an amazing impact through their community projects that advocate change. We’re so honored to support and help them achieve their personal goals and their Keystone Club outreach projects to ignite change in their communities.”
Teens participated in break-out sessions that focused on discovering their passion, voicing their concerns about their communities, and taking action where they feel change is needed at the three-day event.
In 2015, the Aaron’s Foundation, Inc. announced a three-year, $5 million national partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Keystone Program, helping teens develop their character and leadership skills in hopes of helping them reach their potential and creating positive change in the community. Keystone Club teen centers provide members ages 14 to 18 an environment to plan and participate in activities that focus on community service, academic success, career preparation and teen outreach.