But we can’t do it alone. No one can. Not Clubs, not parents, not schools. But by working together, we can redefine the opportunity equation for kids. Think of it this way: School + Out-of-School = A Great Future.
Making sure kids have a safe, productive place to go after school is a vital, yet often overlooked, factor in a child’s success. Yet every school day when that last bell rings, 15 million kids go unsupervised and have no place to go and spend their time productively. Out-of-school time programs work. Research demonstrates that kids who attend after-school programs have better attendance, improved behavior, higher grades and test scores. The same is true for Club kids.
With the Great Futures Campaign, we’re taking a stand for America’s kids. Boys & Girls Clubs change kids’ lives. We see it every day in our members’ faces. And, with more than 4,000 Clubs serving nearly 4 million kids across the country and on military installations overseas, nobody is in a stronger position to impact our shared future.
BGCA’s vision is that all Club members are on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and leading a healthy lifestyle. Join us in supporting safe, supervised, productive out-of-school time programs for all school-age children in America. Join us in changing America’s future – open the door for kids at GreatFutures.org. Thank you.