Cleveland-Cliffs’ relationship with the Boys & Girls Clubs organization has a long and rich history. In 1954, the first Boys Club was established in Cleveland by a group of corporate executives from Cliffs and Republic Steel (now Cleveland-Cliffs’ Cleveland Works) who wanted to create a safe place for neighborhood kids. In 1976, the organization earned distinction as a national thought leader by welcoming girls as members.
Today, as our Company has grown, so too have our partnerships with Boys & Girls Clubs in multiple communities, including Northwest Indiana and Cleveland, Toledo and West Chester, Ohio. In 2020, Cleveland-Cliffs’ support enabled clubs to serve youth in creative, new and important ways, such as activating special remote learning hubs for students during the pandemic and providing safe, enriching spaces for children of essential workers.