We are at a time when 11.3 million school age children are home without adult supervision after school, one out of six students fail to graduate on time and nearly half of youth don’t believe the American dream is possible. But we know it doesn't have to be this way.
Among teen-aged Club members, 97% expect to graduate from high school.According to BGCA youth outcome data
83% of Club members said they believe they can make a difference.According to BGCA youth outcome data
73% of Club members age 12 to 17 say they earn mostly A's and B's.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.
Every March, hundreds of Boys & Girls Club leaders, volunteers and youth from across the country come to Washington D.C. to attend Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Days of Advocacy. This event gives Clubs the opportunity to meet with their members of Congress and key staff in order to directly illustrate the positive impact Clubs have on youth in their community. Follow the hashtag #NDOA2020 March 3-4 to join the conversation and watch us turn Capitol Hill Boys & Girls Club BLUE!