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Aaron’s and Progressive Leasing Surprise Teens with Revitalized Boys & Girls Clubs

Rent-to-own major Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) and Progressive Leasing recently renovated two Keystone Teen Centers in Manassas, Va. and Los Angeles, Calif., surprising the teens with fresh paint, new furniture, technology and appliances.

Through a partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and input from the teen members, Aaron's associates and Club officials decorated and furnished the Clubs' multipurpose spaces.

"As part of our renewed three-year, $5 million gift to the Keystone Program announced in September, we are continuing our commitment to complete 24 Keystone Club makeovers during the next three years," said John Robinson, CEO of Aaron's, Inc. "These renovated spaces are vital to help Keystone teens have a safe place to grow and learn as they develop into leaders in their own communities."

The renewal follows the 2015 Aaron's Foundation's three-year national partnership with BGCA's Keystone Program, helping underserved teens ages 14-18 develop their character and leadership skills in hopes of helping them reach their potential and create positive change in their communities.

"Our Club serves over 1,200 members and our goal every year is to help more underserved youth of all backgrounds build confidence, develop character and acquire the skills needed to become productive, civic-minded, responsible adults," said Forrest Parker, branch director of the Martin K. Alloy Clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Club of Manassas. 

"At the Boys & Girls Club of Fontana, we work hard to instill confidence and self-worth in our teens, so they can live meaningful lives," said Terrie Schneider, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Fontana. "The renovation generously provided by Aaron's will allow us to further our mission and help youth in the Fontana community to grow into successful and thriving adults." 

Over the past several years, Aaron's has performed 32 makeovers at Teen Centers in cities such as Atlanta, Cincinnati, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Baltimore, Nashville and San Antonio. The makeovers were made possible by Aaron's in-kind donation of furniture, electronics and appliances and the hard work of the company's employees.

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