MAKE A DIFFERENCE MAKE AN INVESTMENT IN THE GIFT OF A GREAT FUTURE
Our community is growing – as are the challenges our children face every day. With your help, we can rise to the occasion, and give every child who walks through our doors the opportunity for a great future.
The Boys & Girls Club fills the gap between school and home, where kids need us most.
Our Club provides safe, welcoming, positive environments in which kids and teens have fun, participate in life-changing programs and build supportive relationships with peers and caring adults.
- Academic Success
- Good Character and Citizenship
- Healthy Lifestyle
Today’s generation is estimated to be worse off than their parents. Our nation’s graduation rate ranks 22nd among 28 countries. Three out of 10 kids are obese or overweight. One in 5 American kids live in poverty.
Our Club is taking part in an annual Survey
...that will be used to track the wellbeing of members in Boys & Girls Clubs nationally. Our Club is one of a group of Clubs across the country participating in this survey that asks how members feel about the activities and time they spend at the Club, education plans, and involvement in community service and work. This is really important in helping us decide what programs we will offer during 2016.
Additionally, the survey asks about the attitudes and health behaviors of Club members, including questions about nutrition and physical activity. Teen members aged 13 and older are asked additional questions around alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, fighting, arrests, and whether teens are sexually active.
Members will be asked to fill out one survey in the spring of 2016 during regular Club hours. The survey takes 30 - 45 minutes to complete, and will be administered either online or via paper & pencil scannable booklets. Participating in this survey will cause no risk to any child. The survey has been designed to protect every child’s privacy. Members will not put their names on the survey, and no member will ever be mentioned by name in a report of the results. All information from the survey is being used to assess the wellbeing of Boys & Girls Clubs members and will be kept completely confidential. Only the Boys & Girls Clubs of America national organization that is conducting the survey will have access to the data. Others will see only reports of the information combined for groups of youth in the study or all youth at a Club. No reports will be shared that show any child’s answers on the survey.