del Club del Residencial Ernesto Ramos Antonini en San Juan

Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), Ingrid I. Rivera Rocafort, and President of the Boys and Girls Club of Puerto Rico (BGCPR), Eduardo Morales, announced a partnership agreement between both entities. The goal of this partnership is to provide students and tourism industry leaders the necessary tools to facilitate this educational program which aims to strengthen Puerto Rico’s tourism scene. 

“Since I joined PRTC, I understood the importance of establishing partnerships with educational institutions and nonprofit organizations like the Boys and Girls Club. These partnerships promote the value of education and strengthen the Island’s tourism industry which contributes to Puerto Rico’s economy,” said Rivera Rocafort. “We are thrilled to be partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of Ramos Antonini Residential in San Juan because they will be given the opportunity to learn and become industry leaders.”

Through this collaboration PRTC and BGCPR will join efforts to develop, implement and design educational projects which aim to spark interest among its participants for Puerto Rico’s tourism industry. The integration and participation of parents will also be encouraged. PRTC will serve as a liaison between the tourism industry and academia, while BGCPR will provide support and necessary resources to complete the goals of the agreement. “For the Boys and Girls Club of Puerto Rico, this partnership represents an opportunity for its participants, employees and community members to develop transferrable skills in the tourism industry. Being able to interact with industry leaders provides our members the opportunity to start thinking about building their own careers,” said Morales. 

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About Boys and Girls Club of Puerto Rico
Boys and Girls Club of Puerto Rico (BGCPR) is a nonprofit organization with over 49 years of service, which provides support to more than 60,000 children and young adults ages 6-18. Programs include: leadership development, health and life skills, arts, sports and recreation. BGCPR counts on the support of 13 clubs located throughout the Island in cities such as San Juan, Carolina, Mayagüez, San Lorenzo, Arecibo, Aguas Buenas, Bayamón, Loíza, Isabela and Vieques. For more information visit www.bgcpr.org, or call 787-728-4040.

About Puerto Rico Tourism Company
Founded in 1970, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) is a public corporation responsible for stimulating, promoting and regulating the development of the tourism industry in Puerto Rico. PRTC promotes Puerto Rico as a tourism destination via advertising, public relations and various promotional activities; it promotes tourism among out-of-town visitors and local residents; it provides guidance to tourists and support to investors; it evaluates tourism facilities and establishes quality standards; it also regulates and supervises casino operations.  PRTC has offices and representatives in the continental United States, Canada, Europe and Latin America.