Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware

Mission

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware is part of a nationwide movement whose mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Boys & Girls Club Programming Works

  • Nationwide, 87% of Club kids graduate from high school, compared to the average of 66%.
  • Twenty-five percent of Club kids graduate from college, compared to the national average of 16%.
  • Police reports indicate that juvenile crime drops as much as 62% when a new club opens.
  • Sixty percent of Club members participating in educational programming see increased performance in the Delaware State Testing Program.
  • More than 3,000 youths participate in physical activity for more than 30 minutes daily, helping to fight childhood obesity.

Fast Facts

  • The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware is the largest licensed provider of before and after school care in the state.
  • We partner with 15 of the state’s 19 school districts and nine charter schools to provide educational services and curriculum-based learning to supplement what children are learning in the classroom.
  • Forty-two club sites are located throughout the state and currently serve more than 20,000 children per year – 15% of school-aged children.  The demand for Boys & Girls Club services, however, greatly exceeds our ability to provide them.
  • Clubs provide quality programs focusing on tutoring & dropout prevention, drug & alcohol prevention, health and education enhancement, character development, and physical education.
  • More than 10,000 meals are served to hungry children each week.
  • Twenty-eight percent of revenue is generated from private donations. Four percent comes from the United Way.
  • Eighty-seven cents of every dollar raised goes directly to services and programs for kids.  Administrative costs are 50% lower than those of the average non-profit.
  • The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware serves 20,000 youths annually – one out of every seven school-aged children in the state.
  • All fulltime staff members in Clubs are college-educated and professionally trained.

 

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