LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 30: Actor Denzel Washington announces Jennifer Lopez as a national spokesperson for The Boys & Girls Club Of America on November 30, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Beasley Media Group has an on-going commitment to making a difference in the local communities we serve; this has been the foundation upon which the company was built back in 1961, when George Beasley purchased his first radio station in North Carolina! We proudly continue that tradition today, with four initiatives a year. This time around, our theme is “Join In, Give Back!” Everyone has something to offer to the next generation, and we’re looking at musicians that share their time to serve as mentors, and the organizations that promote this.  

If you’re looking for a way to give back to your community, why not volunteer for your local Boys and Girls Club? For more than a century, the organization has been providing young boys and girls with the help they need to achieve the brightest future possible.

Actors Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg and Courtney B. Vance are all alumnae of the organization, as are athletes like Shaquille O’Neal, Shaun White and wrestler Hulk Hogan.

If you’d like to donate your time, there are a variety of ways to help kids ranging in age from six to teens under 18. From sports to education to the arts to health and wellness, there are a multitude of programs that need mentors to help kids along.

To learn about the variety of programs and volunteers, check out their website by clicking here.

In today’s busy society, you may not have the time to volunteer, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a chance to help. If you’d like to donate, you can select one of a variety of ways, including monthly donations, a one-time gift or even the creation of your own fundraiser. You can learn more about that by clicking here.

Finally, you can also always enroll yourself or your children in a local club. As the organization notes, “teens who stay connected to a Club as they get older seem better able to resist engaging in high-risk behaviors, such as drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana, than their peers nationally.”

You can look up your local club and learn about the membership benefits here.