Passport to Manhood
Breath Easier with Asthma Management (BEAM)
Breathe Easier with Asthma Management: BEAM was created by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey to raise awareness about asthma and to educate children and their parents or caregivers about the disorder and how best to manage it. BGCNJ was selected as the state program office and oversees the day-to-day operations of the initiative. The Foundation has invested $1.7M in the program since its inception in 2014.
For the first two phases of BEAM, The Foundation awarded grants totaling $1.1M to the BGCNJ. The program has impacted over 5,000 youth, ages 5-18 years, at 16 Boys & Girls Clubs at 40 locations in 12 counties.
Given the success of the program, The Foundation invested an additional $600,000 in 2016 to implement Phase 3 and expand the program to serve another 2,800 youth at 20 Boys & Girls Clubs at 50 locations in 14 counties by 2018.