Every day, 11.3 million kids and teens leave school with no place to go.
97% of Club teens expect to graduate from high school and 80% had submitted an application to a post-secondary education.According to BGCA youth outcome data
75% of regularly attending members said they volunteered in their community, Club, school or neighborhood at least once in the past year.According to BGCA youth outcome data
89% of Club youth said they can stand up for what is right; 91% of Club youth reported that as a leader, they make sure everyone feels important.According to BGCA youth outcome data
Mentoring programs for youth are needed more than ever – discover tips for being a great mentor and how a national partnership is supporting trauma-informed mentorship at Boys & Girls Clubs.
Youth mentoring programs can help build teens’ confidence, improve their mental health and connect them with opportunities to be successful. Youth mentor Suriya Khong, VP of Teen Initiatives at Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties (shown on the left), shares why every child needs a mentor, and what a good mentor-mentee relationship looks like.