Georgia-Pacific is teaming up with the Boys and Girls Club of Diboll to assist with tutoring and items needed for the club’s Power Hour.

Bill Eckmann, Georgia-Pacific Diboll Lumber Plant Manager, recently presented  a $2,500 donation from GP that is specifically designated for the Power Hour after school tutoring program.

“Investing in our youth is important to Georgia-Pacific, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to provide students with the resources they need to be successful throughout their school year. Education is one of the four areas GP believes makes the most impact within the communities we serve,” Eckmann said.

Power Hour is a time set aside each day geared toward tutorial and after school/homework assistance.

Steve Davidson, president/CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Deep East Texas, said the donation is vital because education is critically important to all of the club’s members.

“Without caring mentors and coaches to help club members with their homework, the kids could fall behind and start to struggle in school,” Davidson said. “Power Hour helps guarantee that does not happen.”

The funds help provide the tools, such as paper, pens and other items for Power Hour along with helping fund staff to provide the help.

Established in 1958, the Georgia-Pacific Foundation sets aside resources to improve life in the communities where the company operates. GP has  worked with thousands of outstanding community-based programs, service projects and disaster relief efforts, focusing its investment in four areas: education, environment, enrichment and entrepreneurship.

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