Each Club follows the Boys & Girls Club of America's Formula for Impact to ensure that all youth are on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, are demonstrating good character and citizenship and are living healthy lifestyles.
Through programs that encourage education, leadership, responsibility, and self-respect, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County work to decrease drug abuse, juvenile crime, and instances of teenage pregnancy while increasing school attendance, grade point averages, and job readiness.
Our programs focus on the core areas of Education and Career Development, Character and Leadership Development, Health and Life Skills, Sports and Fitness, The Arts, and Community Service.
- 100% of members participated in academic enrichment activities while attending the Club each day
- 98% were promoted to the next grade level
- 98% improved or maintained their school attendance
- 95% of those with behavioral issues showed improvement on school behavioral evaluations
- 94% completed their homework before leaving the Club each day
- 88% attended the Clubs between 1 and 5 days per week
- 82% improved or maintained their academic performance
2010 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey:
Indian River County Boys & Girls Club Members
Alcohol Use 26% 4%
Drug Use 13% 6%
Tobacco 8% 5%
A national Harris poll of Boys & Girls Club alumni concludes:
51% achieved a higher level of education than they thought possible because of their Club.
85% said their Club taught them right from wrong.
82% said their Club helped increase their self-confidence.
77% said they learned good leadership skills at their Club.
57% of Boys & Girls Club alumni saved their life.
"The Clubs' emphasis on literacy and technology is a perfect complement to what we teach in the schools, and we couldn't be more proud of our partnership."
Dr. Fran Adams, Indian River County Superintendent of Schools
Methodology: In order to measure success, pre and post tests are given to track positive change. This is coupled with member surveys about the Club experience. In addition, we collect report cards to monitor academic performance, and behavioral and attendance issues.
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