Every day, 11.3 million kids and teens leave school with no place to go.
97% of Club teens expect to graduate from high school and 80% had submitted an application to a post-secondary education.According to BGCA youth outcome data
75% of regularly attending members said they volunteered in their community, Club, school or neighborhood at least once in the past year.According to BGCA youth outcome data
89% of Club youth said they can stand up for what is right; 91% of Club youth reported that as a leader, they make sure everyone feels important.According to BGCA youth outcome data
Is there a youth mental health crisis? And if so, what can parents and caregivers do to support kids and teens in managing stress, anxiety and depression?
Teens today care about what is happening socially and politically – from racial equity and gender equality to rising teen mental health needs. A group of Boys & Girls Club teens recently shared their personal experiences and perspectives on these issues, and how they think their generation is ready to inspire change.
Jaylen, 12, is a Boys & Girls Club member, his mom Ashley is an alumna and his grandma, Lisa, has worked at the Club for 20+ years. Learn how this family is deeply rooted in their Club – and how the Club brings safety, fun, a deep respect for inclusion, and unwavering support to three generations.
Symptoms of anxiety and depression in teens are on the rise as youth mental health needs trend upward. Club alumna Laine S. shares her personal experiences being diagnosed with anxiety and depression from an early age and her hopes for all students to have access to mental health resources and supports