Our Impact

Outcomes & Data

As we strive to achieve greater and more consistent impact, we apply a laser focus to providing an outcome-driven Club Experience in all aspects of our services. As an outcome-driven organization, we have clear goals for youth, broken down into age-specific milestones, and all Mentor Professionals are committed to the success of every Club Member we serve. All programs and activities are coordinated, purposeful and designed to advance one or more of our priority outcomes in the key areas of academic success, good character & citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. 

 

Outcomes
Measurement Strategy
Demographics

Outcomes


Our Impact Model ensures every Club Member participates in our daily rotation of academic reinforcement, health & fitness, and our diverse enrichment programming. Based on the amount of time spent daily on academic and enrichment programming at our Club, each Club Member receives the equivalent of 60 full days of academic instruction.  Below you will find outcomes and results from 2013-2014 year.  

"For every $ 1 invested in the Boys & Girls Clubs in California, up to $ 16.18 worth of positive economic impact is produced in the State." - Boys & Girls Clubs of California Alliance 2012 Economic Impact Study, Damooei Global Research

Youth Response

  • 85% of participating youth feel they are a better student, more confident, and have a support system to help them become successful thanks to the Club 
  • 85% of participating youth feel prepared for future careers 
  • 99% feel they will graduate high school on time 
  • 95% want to attend college, trade school, university, or post-high school certification

Parent Feedback 

  • 95% see noticeable increase in their child’s self-confidence since first attending the Club 
  • 90% see noticeable increase in their child’s motivation in his/her schooling since joining the Club 
  • 90% see noticeable improvement in their child’s grades since joining the Club

School Site Teacher Feedback

  • 80% of teachers see a noticeable increase in homework completion by BGCSA students
  • 85% of teachers see a noticeable improvement in leadership, listening and social skills from BGCSA students
  • 75% of teachers see a noticeable improvement in attendance (fewer absences/tardies, no suspensions) from BGCSA students

 

Measurement Strategy


Based on our Formula for Impact, we have identified our top priority outcomes to be Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles. Considering the tremendous risks and obstacles our Club Members face daily, it is imperative that everything we do equip them with the tools they need to overcome these challenges and reach their full potential.

The need: Young people who drop out of high school face prospects of poverty and unemployment, incarceration and chronic dependence on public assistance and health services. Entirely too many of our nation’s youth are in danger of disengaging from school without achieving basic proficiency in reading, math and other subjects or skills.

The outcomes we measure: Our members are on track to graduate from high school on time, ready for college, trade school, the military or employment.

 

The need: According to the Josephson Institute, some 30 percent of youth report being involved in bullying; 60 percent of high school students admit to cheating on tests. Negative influences permeate our culture, and young people need guidance to develop their character and moral compass.

The outcome we want: Our members treat others with respect, demonstrate civility, serve others at the Club or in the community, and understand their rights and responsibilities as citizens.

 

The need: Young people in our country are at risk for being overweight and physically unfit; engaging in unsafe, premature sexual activity; and using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The self-care practices developed in childhood greatly affect an individual’s health and quality of life as an adult.

The outcome we want: Our members engage in daily physical activity, make healthy nutrition choices, employ good resistance and decision- making skills, and refrain from participating in risky behaviors.

Demographics


Who We Serve

According to Federal Poverty Guidelines, $ 25,790 is considered the poverty threshold for a family of five.