Our Impact

Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s research shows that young people who attend a Club regularly tend to do better than their peers nationally. For instance:

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68% of Club 12th graders volunteer at least once per month, compared with 39% of 12th graders nationally

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90% of Club ninth graders report abstaining from drinking alcohol in the past 30 days, compared with 77% of ninth graders nationally

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31% of Club girls ages 12 to 15 are physically active every day, compared with 23% of girls in the same age range nationally

A comparison of NYOI and National Survey on Drug Use and Health data suggests that low-income, regularly attending Club members ages 12 to 17 outperform their peers nationally on school grades. About three-quarters of these Club members report earning mostly A’s and B’s in school, compared with 67 percent of youth nationally

For more information about how Boys & Girls Clubs impact kids and teens, read our National Youth Outcomes Report.

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