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Boys and Girls Clubs of America

National Headquarters
1275 West Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309-3506
Contact Information
Rozanne Spillet
President and CEO

Program Specifications



Age/Grade Level:

Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School





Target Settings:

Rural, Urban, Suburban, Inner City, Tribal

Target Groups:


Other Participation Criteria:



Every day Boys & Girls Clubs inspire their members. Whether encouraging young people to complete their homework, play sports or recreational activities, enter an art competition or have a healthy snack, Club staff know the important role they play in creating the wholesome environment kids need. The United States is facing a national crisis with soaring high school drop-out rates, coupled with low fitness and high obesity within our young people. Boys & Girls Clubs are providing solutions to this national epidemic through homework help, engaging and fun nutritional tips, energizing sports and recreational activities and challenging academic programs. Throughout the nation, Clubs are reaching out to a generation at risk by providing positive guidance and exciting opportunities.

Program Descriptors Include:

Academic Improvement, Behavior Management/Discipline, Community Collaboration, Extra Curricular, Mentoring/Tutoring, Study Skills, Life Skills Training

Program Rating:

Strong Evidence

Starting Year:


Students Served Per Year:


Last Verified:

March 19th, 2009

Strategies for Locating Students:


Reenrolled Students with Disabilities:


Risk Factors

Program addresses the following:

Individual Factors

  • High-risk peer group
  • High-risk social behavior
  • Low achievement
  • Low educational expectations
  • Lack of effort
  • Low commitment to school
  • No extracurricular participation
  • Misbehavior

Family Factors

  • Low socioeconomic status
  • Low educational expectations
  • Low contact with school

Community Factors

  • Family composition/socioeconomic status
  • Youth social attitudes

Protective Factors

Program promotes the following:


  • Presence and involvement of caring, supportive adults
  • Opportunities and rewards for pro-social involvement
  • Clear social norms
  • Involvement with positive peer activities
  • Perception of support from adults and peers


  • Healthy/conventional beliefs and standards


  • Social competencies

Program Resources

Annual Cost:

The annual cost range of the program is or less than $500 per student.

Funding Sources Include:

Donations, Foundations, Service Clubs, Organizations/Agencies

Program Staff Includes:


Materials Used:

Supporting/Partner Organizations:

Evaluation Information

Description of Program Impact:

How Evaluation Data Was Collected:
Data collected and analyzed at state or organizational level

Additional Evaluation Information:
Relevant URL: