The national programs implemented by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America have proven successful over the years and taken care of the most unrelenting issues facing youth in today’s society. These programs have taken members from the Clubhouse to the White House, from the game room to the corporate boardroom, and from the high school orchestra to Carnegie Hall. The young people who complete our programs not only have mentors they can look up to, but also learn necessary skills to lead a successful life.
Commissioned research, which concluded in 2016 by Boys & Girls Clubs of America, strongly affirms the central principles of the Formula for Impact theory of change: By implementing a high quality Club Experience, Boys & Girls Clubs can increase their positive impact on young people. Moreover, the findings suggest that an Optimal Club Experience—as well as the fundamental individual key elements for positive youth development—are predictive of stronger youth outcomes in our three priority
outcome areas: Good Character and Citizenship, Academic Success, and Healthy Lifestyles.
Explore innovative programs designed to empower youth to excel in school, become good citizens, & lead healthy, productive lives.
DEVELOPING GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE GRADUATES
These programs are designed to ensure all Club members graduate from high school on time, ready for a post-secondary education and a 21st-century career.
helping young people make good decisions
These programs develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors to nurture their well-being, set personal goals and grow into self-sufficient adults.
Character & Citizenship
developing 21st century leaders
These programs help youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills to participate the democratic process. Program participants also develop leadership skills and gain opportunities for planning, decision-making, as well as contributing to Club and community.
child safety is priority #1
The safety of young people at Boys & Girls Clubs is always our top priority. Youth who are mentally and physically safe are better able to learn, grow, and thrive. Boys & Girls Clubs works continuously to enhance safety policies, practices, and trainings to ensure they are centered on youth’s needs. There is nothing more important to us than keeping children safe and protected.
What Our Youth Are Saying
"In my five years attending the Parkland Boys & Girls Club I have learned about loving myself, reading and more. I have also been able to gain friendship and feel safe in my neighborhood of violence. Most importantly I feel love by club staff and Ms. Angela. I never knew that people could love and care for a person as much as they do."
Johnathan, Age 10