We are living in a time where 7.7 million school-age youth are alone without adult supervision after school. Up to 3.3 million additional 8th–12th graders are projected to drop out of school because of disruption in their learning caused by the pandemic. 61% of 16-to-24-year-olds believe that situations outside of their control will impact their career development including: having access to affordable, quality education and professional mentors, physical and mental health conditions and the impact of pandemic interrupted learning on their education. 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!