Boys & Girls Club teen leaders selected these five topics as the biggest issues impacting today’s teenagers. In leadership programs across Clubs nationwide, teen service projects and initiatives will work to address:
Compared to the general adult population, Boys & Girls Club alumni are more satisfied with their lives – from their emotional and physical well-being to their careers and financial health, to their sense of community and hope for what their future holds.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America 2021 Alumni Study
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.
When raising and supporting young people, you can infuse the principles of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to build welcoming, safe places where all belong.
Youth Right Now features data points from Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth Outcomes Initiative 2022 Member Survey. Since 2011, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has surveyed Club members about their experiences at Boys & Girls Clubs to continuously improve services and be agile to the needs of America’s youth. The data set includes youth responses across safety, academics, health and wellness, character and leadership, workforce readiness, social-emotional learning and more. Over the past decade, this data set has grown to an incredible scale with more than 100,000 kids and teens participating – to our knowledge, the largest private data set on kids and teens in the youth-serving sector.