Model Program

Boys and Girls Clubs of America

National Headquarters
1275 West Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309-3506
http://www.bgca.org/

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Contact Information:
Rozanne Spillet
President and CEO
404.487.5700
info@bgca.org

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Prevention

Both

Strong Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

Preschool
Elementary
Middle School
High School

Rural
Urban
Suburban
Inner City
Tribal

Individuals

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

Description:

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

Starting Date: Unspecified
Students Served Per Year: 500+
Last Verified: 2009

Risk Factors:

Protective 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

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • 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

Independence

  • Healthy/conventional beliefs and standards

Competence

  • Social competencies

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

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

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Foundations
Service Clubs
Donations
Organizations/Agencies

Volunteers

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Unspecified

Unspecified

Evaluation Information:

How evaluation data was collected:
Data collected and analyzed at state or organizational level

Additional Evaluation Information:
http://www.bgca.org/whoweare/documents/2007AnnualReport_lores.pdf