Empowering Youth, Changing Lives, Building Community

Boys & Girls Clubs helps meet the basic needs of its members, and ensures they receive the educational support they deserve and tools that help them thrive academically, socially and personally.

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Boys & Girls Clubs provide a place where all youth, no matter their circumstances, can make great discoveries about themselves and engage in educational and recreational activities.And it’s all done in safe environments and led by positive role models and leaders.

We meet kids and teens where they are and help them to take steps forward to reach their potential. By focusing on safety, academic support and character development, we’re helping youth find – and achieve – brighter futures.

  • Challenges
    Solutions
    Our Impact
    Fear, Neglect, anxiety, crime
    44 locations that provide safety and support
    100%
    of Boys & Girls Clubs parents surveyed feel their child is safe at the club. 2013 Parent/Teacher survey
  • Challenges
    Solutions
    Our Impact
    Hunger, undernourishment
    Free or reduced lunch for qualified members
    83%
    of club members qualify for free or reduced lunch. Nearly 1 million free meals were served in 2013
  • Challenges
    Solutions
    Our Impact
    Illiteracy, drop-out rate
    Tutors, scholarships and literacy programs
    86%
    of members surveyed said the clubs have helped them improve finishing their homework on time.
  • Challenges
    Solutions
    Our Impact
    Obesity
    Sports fitness and recreational activities
    20K
    Club members participated in fitness and recreation activities in 2013
Challenges
Solutions
Our Impact
Fear, Neglect, anxiety, crime
44 locations that provide safety and support
100%
of Boys & Girls Clubs parents surveyed feel their child is safe at the club. 2013 Parent/Teacher survey
Challenges
Solutions
Our Impact
Hunger, undernourishment
Free or reduced lunch for qualified members
83%
of club members qualify for free or reduced lunch. Nearly 1 million free meals were served in 2013
Challenges
Solutions
Our Impact
Illiteracy, drop-out rate
Tutors, scholarships and literacy programs
86%
of members surveyed said the clubs have helped them improve finishing their homework on time.
Challenges
Solutions
Our Impact
Obesity
Sports fitness and recreational activities
20K
Club members participated in fitness and recreation activities in 2013

Boys & Girls Clubs provides the foundation for long-term, sustainable solutions for kids and their families to change the trajectory to excellence.

  • Support for families:

    Having a safe place for kids to go after school allows parents to focus on furthering their own educations, building careers and improving living conditions.

  • A stronger community:

    Our members are given opportunities to participate in character-building and leadership programs where they address civic issues, discover the value of volunteering and realize their role as responsible members of society.

  • Hope for the future:

    By meeting basic needs, providing educational tools and encouraging youth to explore new interests, we provide a path for them to work toward goals that can transform their futures and break the cycles of low graduation rates, crime and poverty.

44 SAFE PLACES TO LEARN

At Boys & Girls Clubs, youth have a safe place to learn and play with tutoring and academic programming as well as supervised activities led by enthusiastic and positive role models.

Programs That Work

With after-school tutoring, career development, sports leagues and art classes, our high quality educational programming keeps Milwaukee youth safe and engaged.

  • Character & Leadership

    Members learn about taking personal responsibility for their actions, are given leadership roles within the Clubs and participate in community service projects.

  • The Arts

    Through exposure to arts programming, members learn critical thinking and problem solving skills.

  • Education

    From improving literary skills to college access and success programs, Boys & Girls Clubs offers educational programming that is suited for all members.

  • Career Develpment

    By helping youth explore different career paths, more youth will succeed in finding a rewarding career and achieving financial independence.

  • Sports

    Through sports programs, youth can learn about teamwork and accountability while building lifelong healthy habits.

  • Health & Wellness

    Along with developing healthy habits, members learn about taking responsibility for their actions and making positive choices throughout life.