September 23, 2010 07:00 ET

AJWright to Leave Unique "Impression" on Yawkey Club Kids

Retailer Hosts Creative Expression Outreach Program; Workshop About Art & Self Expression

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 23, 2010) - AJWright will leave a positive impression on local kids Saturday, when it hosts the Creative Expression Outreach (CEO) Program at Yawkey Club of Roxbury, part of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Boston. AJWright, a leading off-price retailer, is sponsoring a select group of Yawkey Club members to exercise their imaginations with paintbrushes while learning about the Impressionist art movement and fundamental art principles. The young artists will exhibit their work Saturday evening, with a reception attended by parents and community leaders.

"The CEO Program is an expression of our core values -- respect, diligence and innovation," said Celia Clancy, AJWright CEO. "We hope the children take pride in the artwork they create, and remember their experience long after the workshop is complete."

The CEO Program workshop will kickoff 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Yawkey Club, 115 Warren St., Roxbury, MA 02119. Local artist Alison Wells will lead the workshop, with an introduction about Impressionism and Claude Monet. Participants will be encouraged to paint their favorite Yawkey Club memory while learning about primary and secondary colors and the relationship between negative and positive space.

"The children of our club will get a unique opportunity to stretch their imaginations Saturday," said Andrea Swain, Yawkey Club executive director. "They'll be learning by creating works of art, and having fun the whole time."

After the workshop, Clancy and Swain invite parents and community leaders to visit Yawkey Club for a reception, where the kids' achievements from the CEO Program will be displayed. 

The reception and presentation will begin promptly at 4:30 p.m. Local comedian Jonathon Gates will serve as master of ceremonies.

AJWright supports Boys & Girls Clubs of America on a corporate level with several programs throughout the year. Additionally, AJWright made a $3,000 donation to Yawkey Club following a store grand opening in Roxbury in August.

About AJWright
The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. The Company operates 909 T.J. Maxx, 822 Marshalls, 329 HomeGoods, and 156 A.J. Wright stores in the United States. In Canada, the Company operates 208 Winners, 80 HomeSense and 3 STYLESENSE stores, and in Europe, 286 T.K. Maxx and 23 HomeSense stores. TJX's press releases and financial information are also available on the Internet at

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America ( has been changing and saving young lives, providing hope and opportunity for kids who need them most. Today, some 4,300 Clubs serve 4.5 million young people ages 6-18 years old through Club membership and community outreach. Known as The Positive Place for Kids, Boys & Girls Clubs can be found all across the country and on U.S. military bases throughout the world. Key Boys & Girls Club programs emphasize leadership development; education and career exploration; community service; financial literacy; health and life skills; the arts; sports, fitness and recreation; and family outreach. National headquarters are located in Atlanta.

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