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
When the holiday season arrives, it’s important to teach kids and teens empathy and compassion – building their understanding that not every classmate or neighbor has the same holiday experience they do.
Like many young people, Essence didn’t have an easy life growing up. But her passion for music, the Club and her mentor helped her navigate life’s ups and downs. Now she’s preparing to graduate and pursue her dream of a degree in music education.