Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them...and what they believe of themselves. 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.
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.
The results below are positive proof that our programs work.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County Member Performance: (2012-13 school year)
100% of members participated in academic enrichment activities while attending the Club each day
99% were promoted to the next grade level
99% improved or maintained their school attendance
90% of those with behavioral issues showed improvement on school behavioral evaluations
88% improved or maintained their academic performance
88% completed their homework before leaving the Club each day
2010 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey:
Indian River CountyBoys & Girls Club Members
Alcohol Use 26% 4%
Drug Use 13% 6%
Tobacco 8% 5%
A 2007 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.
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