Company:

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Company Type:

Non-Profit

Type of Non-Profit:
Non-Profit Organizations
Description:

For more than 160 years, Boys & Girls Clubs have fostered hope and opportunity by nurturing the potential in every young person. Clubs offer homework help, career readiness and programs such as arts, sports and financial literacy — all in safe and nurturing environments. Clubs are a vital part of thousands of local communities, ensuring millions of youth are prepared for their post-secondary aspirations — including careers, technical education, vocational certifications and traditional collegiate degrees.

While there is enormous potential within every child, today’s young people are facing troubling odds:

  • More than one in six young people live in a household experiencing poverty.
  • In 2022, 15% of U.S. youth from 12 to 17 years old reported suffering a major depressive episode in the last year.
  • Between 3 and 6 p.m., nearly 8 million youth are alone, unsupervised and potentially unsafe.

Youth shouldn’t have to face these challenges alone, and thanks to Boys & Girls Clubs and ardent champions of youth like you, they don’t have to. At Clubs, kids explore their interests, develop job- skills and apply knowledge in real-world situations and supportive environments that teach and reinforce soft skills. Our youth outcome data proves this impact:

  • 93% of Club youth expect to graduate high school. The nation’s current on-time high school graduation rate is 86%.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs members gain important skills that are needed in the workplace. Of Club members in 9th-12th grades, almost all believe they have the skills needed to be successful in a job (95%); say they can express their thoughts and ideas clearly (88%); can work with people who are different from them (94%); feel comfortable asking questions when they don’t understand something (84%); and finish things on time (81%).
  • Of those members, 57% had a part-time job, full-time job or internship in the last 12 months, and about half (48%) of those jobs were obtained with help from the teens’ Boys & Girls Club.

At Boys & Girls Clubs of America, we are committed to one singular mission: enabling all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential. When you invest in Boys & Girls Clubs of America, you will advance this important work, ensuring that youth build the skills they’ll need to succeed in school, land their dream jobs and build more great futures in turn.

As a national organization, BGCA empowers more than 5,000 local Clubs to be the best they can be for kids and teens. teen who walks through their doors.

Great futures start with access to opportunities, resources and experiences — something every kid in America deserves, but too few have. Join us in closing the opportunity gap for America’s youth. Together, we can prepare our young people to graduate on time with a plan for a successful future, so they can lead change in their communities and around the world.

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