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August 25, 2022 – Hillsboro, Oregon – Q5id Guardian, the new revolutionary app from Q5id, Inc., joins forces with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to protect child safety and wellness across the United States. 

For more than 160 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America have offered safe places, positive mentors and life-enhancing experiences to young people throughout the nation. With the safety and wellbeing of Club youth and staff being the organization’s highest priority, Q5id Guardian is well-positioned to provide meaningful impact through this partnership.  

Boys & Girls Clubs of America continues to embody a “whatever it takes to build great futures” approach. This motto not only continues to drive a world-class Club experience but inspire the youth that it serves, Club leaders, and surrounding communities. Now this motto also serves as the foundation for the newly blossoming partnership between Q5id Guardian and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  

“The Q5id Guardian app is our commitment to the community to do whatever it takes to not only create the best safety tool possible to help find missing people, but also to inspire a larger safety movement throughout our nation,” states Q5id CEO Steve Larson. “I am confident that our partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America will exponentially grow this safety movement even more quickly.” 

The Q5id Guardian app and community is committed to helping bring missing youth home safely thus also helping to ensure a bright future full of opportunity. Q5id Guardian will not only help protect the youth who rely on the Clubs but work with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to develop a safety leadership training program. The training program will help equip Club managers, executives, safety committee members, and other safety professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to facilitate the best, safest Club experience. The goal of this program is to help Club leaders and mentors expand their safety management skills by implementing a model that helps them be able to address real-life challenges by using transformational approaches. 

“There is nothing more important to Boys & Girls Clubs of America than the safety and well-being of youth and Club staff,” said Mike Belcher, National Vice President of Child & Club Safety, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “We know kids and teens thrive when they are in physically and mentally safe spaces to learn and grow and we are honored to partner with Q5id Guardian to strengthen the protection and safety for every child who walks through our doors.” 

Together we will drive our combined goals for child safety and wellness to new heights and continue making our nation even safer for its youth.  

Learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of America and their amazing youth safety initiatives at  

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For 160 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America ( has provided a safe place for kids and teens to learn and grow. Clubs offer caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Boys & Girls Clubs programming promotes academic success, good character and leadership, and healthy lifestyles. More than 4,900 Clubs serve over 4.3 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of America on Facebookand Twitter. 

About Q5id Guardian

Q5id Guardian – the new app revolutionizing how missing people are located and returned home safely. Guardian uses the power of community, instant localized alerts, and patented technology. The moment a loved one is thought to be missing Guardian+ subscribers can issue an alert with the tap of a button. The alert instantly notifies all Guardians in the immediate area via push notification to jump into action and join the search. All member identities are verified with the patented Q5id Proven Identity technology ensuring transparency and safety for all Guardians. Depend on Q5id Guardian to immediately alert your community to jump into action and help bring missing loved ones home safely. Learn more at 

Follow Q5id Guardian on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @Q5idGuardian. 


Q5id, Inc. 

Media Relations 

(503) 389-0985 

Boys & Girls Clubs of America 

Eliza Lynch, Public Relations Manager 

(203) 522-7010


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