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2014 Impact Numbers

Please View our 2014 Impact Report Here! 

Each year, BGCMC participates in the National Youth Outcomes Initiative (NYOI) 
in order to evaluate (and adjust or refine when necessary) our youth development programming from those we directly serve each day afterschool and through the summer months: our Club Members.

2014 NYOI results are below:  

  • 81% of Members have established a positive, trusting connection with an adult staff member or volunteer at the Clubs 
     
  • 94% of Members agree the Club staff persuasively communicate high expectations of success to them 
     
  • 72% of Members say Club staff regularly offers recognition for their achievements and efforts
     
  • 85% of Members say they expect to attend college
     
  • 88% of teens say they plan to pursue a secondary education
     
  • 96% of Members say they expect to graduate from high school
     
  • 72% of teens say they expect to complete a 4-year degree (in comparison 23% of the overall US population has a college degree) 
     
  • 81% of Members say they earn mostly A’s and B’s at school
     
  • 89% of Members perceive school as important (73% say “very important”)
     
  • 32% of Members participate in a Club-based service project every week
     
  • 49% of Members are engaging in physical activity 7 days a week (with an average of 5.10 days for all Members)
     
  • 92% of Members abstained from binge drinking during the most recent school year
     
  • 92% of Members abstained in the illicit use of prescription drugs
     
  • 96% of Members have abstained from cigarette smoking
     
  • 96% of Members have abstained from use of chewing tobacco, snuff, or dip
     
  • 59% of Members are eating at least two fruit servings per day
     
  • 47% of Members don’t drink any soda

In addition, we surveyed the parents, grandparents, and guardians of Club members to better understand their concerns and needs.  
 
Results from the 2014 Parent Survey are:
  • 83% of parents agree (with 54% strongly agreeing) their child is better prepared for school because of homework help, tutoring, and other academic programs at the Club
     
  • 95% agree their child is safe at all times at the Club
     
  • 87% would rate their child’s experience at the Club as positive (61% said excellent)
     
  • 89% rate the staff’s overall performance favorably, with 65% rating it as excellent
     
  • 62% indicate that as a result of their children’s experience at the Club, their child’s self esteem improved a lot
     
  • 86% agree that their children had become more competent, learned do something new, or experienced something new as a result of their child’s experience at the Club
     
  • 84% agree that their children have a stronger sense of community service and doing things for others as a result of their child’s experience at the Club
     
  • 88% agree that their children has a positive relationship with an adult such as staff, volunteer, or coach as a result of their child’s experience at the Club
     
  • 86% agree that if not for the affordability of the Club, their children would not be able to attend

Spotlights

Indiantown Soccer Club!

Sign-up for the first season of the Indiantown Soccer Club was held on July 24th. Welcome to all 30 players!  If you missed the sign-up, contact  Alex Soares.  Coach Paul Gibbons is directing the program of boys & girls divisions, ages 6-18, and Healthy Nutrition Classes will be led by Marybeth Peña. 

Summer Program Begins June 8!

BGCMC's 2015 Summer 
Enrichment Program will be held June 8 through August 14! Please click here for registration dates and a fee schedule.  

Important Dates

The last day of summer program is August 14, all clubs will be closed August 17-21 for staff training, and the first day of the 2015-2016 afterschool program is August 24.  

2014 Annual Report

Club’s early literacy program named top overall in Florida

BGCMC recently received the award for top overall Boys & Girls Club program in the state by the Florida Area Council for Be READy, an early literacy initiative that the organization designed and created in 2012. Full release here

New Indiantown Club is Now Open!

The new Bill & Barbara Whitman branch in Indiantown is now open for business! 

We want to thank everyone who helped us achieve this six-year dream! 

The new Club features a full-size gymnasium, performing arts space, learning & technology labs, a kitchen, and plenty of space to build and develop the potential of Indiantown’s most extraordinary asset —its children-- through Education & Career Development, Character Leadership Development, Health & Life Skills, The Arts and Sports, Fitness & Recreation.