For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has helped young people reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Today, some 4,000 clubs serve some four million young people, ages 6-18, through membership and community outreach. Trained, professional staff conduct character development programs that emphasize leadership; education and career exploration; community service; technology training; financial literacy; health and life skills; the arts; sports, fitness and recreation; and family outreach.
EMCF invested $25.3 million in Boys & Girls Clubs of America from 2000 to 2012 in support initiatives that advance the effectiveness of programming across its network, including the expansion of Project LEARN to hundreds of affiliates, which has been shown to increase academic achievement and reading ability.
During this period, Boys & Girls Clubs of America also implemented standardized outcome measures across the network, and established the Executive Advanced Leadership Program to develop the skills of local club leaders and senior managers.
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