Together we can be champions for youth, ensuring that no matter where a kid is from or the circumstances that surround them, don’t determine their access positive experiences and opportunities that enable success in life.
We are at a time when 11.3 million school age children are home without adult supervision after school, one out of six students fail to graduate on time and nearly half of youth don’t believe the American dream is possible. But we know it doesn't have to be this way.
93% of Club members expect to graduate from high school.According to BGCA youth outcome data
82% of Club youth believe they can make a difference in their community.According to BGCA youth outcome data
82% of Club youth believe they can make a difference in their community.2018 National Youth Outcomes Report
Boys & Girls Clubs of America is proud to announce the Agenda for America’s Youth—our inaugural advocacy platform, focusing on the top issues and solutions impacting our Nation’s Youth. By advocating for critical issues like the ones outlined in the Agenda for America’s Youth, Boys & Girls Clubs of America is uniquely positioned to increase our collective impact on America’s young people—ensuring the kids we serve today and those we aspire to reach, have the experiences, opportunities and skills they need to achieve great futures.
The driving force behind the Agenda will be advocates like you. Make your voice heard by joining our Catalyst for Change Advocacy Network.
Thank you to everyone who made Virtual National Days of Advocacy 2022 a major success! We had over 630 participants representing all 50 states plus D.C., Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa! Advocates had over 405 meetings with members of Congress and their staff, sharing their stories on how Boys & Girls Clubs have a positive impact on youth and communities across the country. Thank you all for raising your voice with us!
A skilled and robust workforce is essential to the future of America’s economy. Young people of all backgrounds, especially those who have been traditionally underrepresented, must be equipped with the knowledge, skills and experiences needed to be successful in school, career and life.