Kids and teens who regularly attend a Club do better than their peers.
making a difference
Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s research shows that young people who attend a Club regularly tend to do better than their peers nationally. For instance:
of Club 12th graders volunteer at least once per month, while 39% of 12th graders nationally do so
of Club ninth graders report abstaining from alcohol, compared to 77% of ninth graders nationally.
of Club boys in middle school exercise daily, while 37% of middle-school boys nationally do so.
of Club girls in middle school are physically active each day, compared with 23% of middle-school girls nationally.
12th-grade Club members are more than twice as likely to express an interest in a STEM career as 12th graders nationally (56% of 12th-grade Club members vs. 25% of 12th graders nationally).
of low-income Club members ages 12 to 17 who attend the Club regularly report receiving mostly As and Bs, compared to 69% of their peers nationally.
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.