VALPARAISO | ArcelorMittal is dedicated to corporate citizenship. Playing an active role in society and making vital contributions, ArcelorMittal and its foundation strive to improve daily living and strengthen the local communities in which they do business.
ArcelorMittal Foundation recently awarded a $12,500 grant to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County to support the SMART Moves program and club holiday activities.
SMART Moves is a dynamic, nationally acclaimed, primary prevention program which assists young people in resisting alcohol and other gateway drugs, as well as premature sexual activity. SMART Moves features engaging, interactive, small-group activities that increase participants’ peer support, enhance their life skills, build resiliency and strengthen leadership skills.
The grant is providing 120 club members with various trainings and activities, helping them make healthy, life-altering decisions. Club members are attending an eight-week program session in Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s South Haven, Valparaiso, Portage, Duneland and Kidstop locations.
Participants, upon the completion of this program, will demonstrate improvement in their decision-making abilities and skills in resisting peer pressure. ArcelorMittal not only provided funding for this program, but also for the celebrations provided by the clubs during the holiday season.