Study Shows Clubs Work
Results of this study indisputably prove that the Club experience gives children advantages that last a lifetime. Clubs throughout America - and affiliates overseas - are providing the guidance and care needed to turn young lives around. In fact, more than half of Club alumni recently surveyed say the Club saved their lives.
An independent survey of alumni, conducted by Louis Harris & Associates, verifies that Boys & Girls Clubs widely benefit young people through effective programs that foster self-confidence, a sense of belonging and hope for the future. Additionally, communities in need gain much from the presence of Clubs. Alumni from economically and socially disadvantaged backgrounds strongly emphasize the positive impact of Clubs.
Boys & Girls Clubs are located in all 50 states, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia and on military bases throughout the world. More than 3,000 Clubs serve some 3.3 million young people, providing opportunities that impact lives and create the productive citizens and leaders of tomorrow.
Boys & Girls Clubs Critical to Success
Participating in the Club really saved my life:
Alumni survey ranked the following Club activities as "very important":
For a majority, the Club was not only one of the best things available - it was often the only place to go:
The Club was one of the best things available in my community:
The Club was the only place to go after school in my neighborhood:
Club staff have had a positive effect on members' lives in many critical ways:
You're in good company.