Today, Novozymes will announce its commitment to establish Franklin County’s first Boys & Girls Club. The campaign, which is headed by business and community leaders, has been gaining momentum since early summer. Opening in December, the club will cater to school-aged youth up to 18 years old and will be located in Louisburg.

“There is an incredible need for enrichment programs for Franklin County youth,” stated businessman Keith Smith. “We could not be happier to have such tremendous support from Novozymes to make this happen.”

“In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more, and Novozymes is proud to be a part of the first club in Franklin County,” stated Kevin Potter, NZNA Community Relations Committee chair.

Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun.

About Boys & Girls Club Membership

  • 64% are from minority families
  • 11% are less than 7 years old
  • 26% are 7–9 years old
  • 30% are 10–12 years old
  • 21% are 13–15 years old
  • 10% are 16–18 years old
  • 2% are more than 18 years old
  • 55% are male
  • 45% are female