From humble beginnings almost 20 years ago at an old abandoned church, the Boys and Girls Clubs of East Texas have grown into one of the premier child service organizations in East Texas. The clubs assist thousands of East Texas children between the ages of 6 and 18 years from several locations. The Boys and Girls Clubs of East Texas were born out of the fact that thousands of young people were left alone after school and other times and the prospect for mischief, involvement in gang-related activity and worse put these kids at risk. So it was an easy decision to select the Boys and Girls Clubs of East Texas as KLTV's Community Spotlight for October. 2009 has presented a huge need for financial resources for the Boys and Girls Clubs and you can help. Click here to view the Boys and Girls Club of East Texas website and take a look at the many programs and benefits the clubs offer our youth and then give. Your donation is supporting our most valuable resource, our children and it is an investment that is already paying dividends. The Boys and Girls Clubs of East Texas, helping our youth and KLTV's Community Spotlight for October making this a Better East Texas.