Real Impact, Measurable Results
Boys & Girls Clubs programs have taken Members from the Clubhouse to the White House; from the games room to the corporate boardroom; from the high school football field to the NFL; from a band room to Carnegie Hall. In every community, young people are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast is a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. Our Clubs are a place where great futures are started each and every day.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast Changes Lives
Research shows that Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast have an immediate and long-lasting positive impact on our Members’ lives. The proof of our effectiveness is in these statistics about our members:
In 2012-2013, we graduated 100% of our seniors, compared to:
Escambia County Schools average of 72%
Okaloosa County Schools average of 83.3%
Santa Rosa County Schools average of 77.2%
Walton County Schools average of 74.5%
**based on Florida Department of Education 2011-2012 school year.
68% of our seniors attended college this fall on scholarship, 8 enlisted in the armed forces
81% experienced an increase in homework completion
87% experienced a decrease in school absences
50% experienced a decrease in teen pregnancy
57% of alumni say that the Club saved their lives
Boys & Girls Clubs have a lineup of tested and proven nationally recognized programs that address today’s most pressing youth issues. Our programs teach young people the skills they need to succeed in life, while providing a safe place for hundreds of Northwest Florida children to go after school and during the summer.
Our Clubs offer programs that focus on three priority outcomes: