miEdge Co-founder and Chief Data Officer advocates for NH Boys & Girls Clubs in Washington, DC
New Boston NH - Richard Lowney, miEdge Co-Founder and Chief Data Officer and his wife Lynda Lowney traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to advocate for the 31,000 children served by New Hampshire’s 13 Boys & Girls Clubs. Lowney is President of the NH Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs. Lynda Lowney is also a long-time supporter, having served on the board of the Souhegan Boys and Girls Club.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America convened a consortium of thought leaders in Washington to discuss the crisis facing America’s youth, their communities and law enforcement. Boys & Girls club executives and youth members from 40 states participated in round tables, and meetings with a total of 80 Senators and 149 House members. Law enforcement and drug enforcement professionals also participated in the discussions.
With a Club in every Congressional District, Boys & Girls Clubs of America took the first step in establishing a public-private partnership to create an action-focused group that will build bridges in communities around the country where police shootings and violence have disconnected many youth; and drugs continue to destroy lives.
“Boys and Girls Clubs have helped so many kids get on or stay on the right track. We get results. Our mission in Washington was to let our elected officials know that we have the programs in place to combat New Hampshire’s opioid epidemic, and to improve relationships with law enforcement. In our meetings with New Hampshire’s Delegation, we shared some Granite State success stories, showing just how much good Boys and Girls Clubs do for our youth, and how much more we can do with additional support,” Richard Lowney said.
For more information on how to get involved with your local Boys & Girls Club, please visit www.nhclubkids.com .