Pathway Pays it Forward: Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake

Paying it forward recognizes the gratitude we feel for what has come our way, and the compassion we have for those in need. We’re all in this together, and we are energized by  innovative ideas that continue to inspire us all. During this time of hardship, our Pathway team is lifting up nonprofits throughout the region who are adapting in innovative ways - whether through new ways of service delivery, creative fundraising or other revenue generating ventures, smart operational adjustments, or  any other brilliant ideas! We will feature one nonprofit in each of Pathway’s monthly newsletters, and the featured nonprofit will receive a $250 donation from Pathway. Nominate an organization who inspires you by sending an email to with the organization’s name and a few lines about their innovative adaptations.

This edition’s Pay it Forward recipient is: Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake

Whatever It Takes. This represents everything we do at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake as we work to set youth and teens on the path to a great future. These words have taken on new meaning in today’s environment. Since mid-March, when schools were closed to slow the spread of COVID-19, the normal way we administered our programs was upended, but Club members need us now more than ever. Stringent COVID-19 safety measures and adapted programming have been designed to keep our staff and kids safe. We are taking extra safety precautions to protect the health of our members, our staff, and our community; we are boosting our focus on academics in order to combat the "COVID slide," which disproportionately hurts students who are already at risk of academic failure; and we are once again opening our sports leagues, with special rules and limited spots, to provide a fun physical outlet for youth who may be in desperate need of sport and connection.