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Walking through the Club door changes everything.

When kids walk through the Boys & Girls Club door, it creates a domino effect — equipping and empowering them to graduate from high school and become anything they can dream. In fact, 93% of Club kids (youth & teens) expect to graduate and 8 in 10 applied to college — many, the first in their families to do so.

Now that’s something to celebrate.

Next stop: A new legacy

“You can create your own legacy. While you’re at the Club, you’ll have opportunities, and doors will open. You just have to be brave enough to walk through them.”
Rickey A.

Club kids prove there’s no limit to how big young people can dream or what they can accomplish when they have the Club.

Opening the door to…

His new college major.

No male on either side of Rickey’s family had ever graduated high school — but Rickey was determined to create a new family legacy. With support and encouragement from his Club, he’s now in college and studying computer science.

An exciting career in healthcare.

As a first-generation college student, Sierra’s Club was there to prepare her for life after high school and teach her how to make responsible financial decisions so she can finish her degree and pursue her dream of becoming a physician’s assistant.

A passion for advocacy.

Jorge never let his circumstances keep him from reaching his goals and thanks to his Club and a caring mentor, he built the confidence to be himself and discovered a passion for advocacy that he’s applying to his college major at Columbia.

Sign the yearbook & share your advice with this year’s graduates!

What’s the best advice you received when you graduated high school? Pass it on to today’s seniors by signing their virtual yearbook as they graduate and open whatever door comes next.

Help More Kids Graduate

One in 6 kids doesn’t graduate from high school on time, and research shows graduation rates have dropped in at least 20 states since the pandemic. With your support, Boys & Girls Clubs help young people open doors to graduation and great futures.

$1.50 a day is all it takes to support kids every day. Help more young people year-round stay on track for graduation.

Are you a Boys & Girls Club graduate?

One in 16 Americans is a Club kid. Join our free alumni community to receive exclusive resources and connect to opportunities and each other. Once a Club kid, always a Club kid. Join now.

Ancestry partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to celebrate and empower the next generation of history makers.