By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
University of Phoenix hosts back-to-school drive to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta

WHAT: 

University of Phoenix (UOPX) has partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta to secure donated school supplies through collection sites at the University’s four Greater Atlanta area locations.

Much-needed items include: backpacks, pencils, pens, notebooks and notebook paper, 2-pocket folders, composition books, erasers, rulers, crayons, markers and highlighters.

WHEN:  July 15 – 30, 2014

WHERE (UOPX Drop-off Locations): 

-- Main Campus – 8200 Roberts Drive, Sandy Springs, 30350

-- Dekalb Learning Center – 2600 Century Center, Atlanta, 30345

-- Gwinnett Learning Center – 2470 Satellite Boulevard, Duluth, 30096

-- McDonough Learning Center – 2030 Avalon Parkway, Suite 100, McDonough, 30252

Online donations also can be made help the club purchase supplies specifically needed by the club and its members. 

*To donate online, visit: www.bgca.org/uopx .

WHY: 

“University of Phoenix believes in the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta and the difference it makes in our community,” said University of Phoenix Atlanta Vice President Michael Hearon. “The University is committed to removing barriers to education, so when students start the year with the right supplies, they are more confident and can focus on learning.”  

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta
For more than 75 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) has delivered on its promise to provide at-risk metro area youth with the support needed to reach their full potential. BGCMA has a proven and effective approach: provide disadvantaged youth with a positive, accessible place to go; surround them with trained and supportive staff; and offer results-oriented programs that are educational, recreational and age-appropriate. BGCMA currently operates 27 full-time Clubs in 10 metro counties, serving over 3,500 children and teens each day. 


About University of Phoenix 
University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. As a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, Inc., University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit www.phoenix.edu