BE A GENTLEMAN
As a child growing up in the inner-city of Las Vegas, Shaffer Smith — also known as singer/songwriter/entertainer Ne-Yo — and his sister Nicole took refuge in Boys & Girls Clubs in Henderson and Las Vegas, Nev. His mom, Loraine, recognized that while young Shaffer was talented, he was also bored and needed an outlet. She turned to her nearby Club.
Now a successful recording artist, Ne-Yo remembers his roots by giving back to the organization which gave him and his family security and fun. In December 2009, Ne-Yo’s nonprofit foundation hosted its 3rd Annual Giving Tour at the Lied Memorial Boys & Girls Club, with the Grammy-Award winner personally delivering MP3 players, bicycles, toys, and big hugs, to more than 500 deserving youth at the Club.
Club Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
Boys & Girls Clubs National Alumni; For more information, visit BGCA.org