Las Vegas Shooting

Like many, the first news I heard this morning was about the mass shooting in Las Vegas yesterday evening. The crushing news brought about many emotions. But my reaction can't possibly approach the depths of despair of those directly affected by the shooting… families and friends of the hundreds of victims. My thoughts and prayers go out to each and every one of you.

This incident is so fresh, it's hard to know what to say or do to offer any comfort, or if that's even possible at the moment. At the least, it's important to remember how traumatic a mass shooting event can be for children. With this in mind, the following resources may prove helpful in discussing last night's devastating violence with your Club members.

This latest horrific incident is another reminder of our imperative to provide safe spaces for kids and teens in communities across the country. As the effects of this tragic event unfold, we will continue to monitor the situation in Las Vegas, especially in relation to our Clubs, staff and anyone impacted, and contribute our support in whatever way we can. Thank you.


Jim Clark,

President & CEO,

Boys & Girls Clubs of America