2-caps-and-gownsCombatting the high school dropout crisis and preparing millions of American teens for college, Toyota donated $464,425 to Boys & Girls Clubs of America to be divided equally among 19 local Clubs currently running the Diplomas to Degrees college readiness program.

Launched in 2012, d2D is a partnership between Toyota and Boys & Girls Clubs of America that provides resources and support to teens to help prepare them for moving from high school to college graduation.

For every vehicle purchased in November, Toyota pledged a $50 donation per vehicle. This marks the second consecutive year Toyota Financial Services and its partners have joined together to raise funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Last year, 17 Clubs shared donations totaling $302,620.

“We are pleased to join with our auction partners in support of our Diplomas to Degrees partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America,” said Mike Groff, senior vice president, Sales, Product & Marketing, Toyota Financial Services.  “Boys & Girls Clubs of America has been an important partner to Toyota for many years, and we are proud to join with them to make a difference in the lives of youth in communities where we live and work.”

Toyota’s support goes beyond the dollar, with its employees volunteering to serve as mentors making a positive and lasting change for today’s young people.

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