2011, BGCMC joined Clubs across the U.S. in the adoption of a new Formula For
Impact. The Formula for Impact is a five-year roadmap designed to provide
age-appropriate programs so all Members can demonstrate Academic Success,Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles.
key component to the Formula for Impact is to prepare every Member to graduate
from high school so that he or she is ready for college, trade school, the
military, or employment. According to a
survey of Members, 88% say their grades improved this year; 76% always complete
their homework; 81% enjoy learning; and 91% say they plan to go to
college. In addition, 98% of parents
reported that their child is now more prepared for school and 98% also said
their child's academic performance improved because of BGCMC.
Good Character & Citizenship
believe children who give back to the community will grow up to be engaged and
responsible citizens. Our most recent data shows the percentage of Members who
participated in community service activities has more than doubled (56%). At the same time, our success can be measured
in our efforts to help youth avoid involvement with the juvenile justice
system, particularly in light of a recent report that found 290 Martin County
juveniles ages 10 to 17 were arrested in 2010. With that in mind, 84% of Members told us they could talk to a staff
member or volunteer if they were having problems.
is vital that children and teens become--and stay--healthy if they are to
succeed in life. And nine in ten (89%) Members say they have learned to eat
healthy at the Club. Through our
resistance skills training programs, Members have learned to say no: 98% to
cigarettes, 89% to alcohol, and 99% to drugs.
And 92% say they have learned to safely use the Internet at the Clubs.
BGCMC by the Numbers
- 3,481 youth served total
- 1,327 registered Members
- 6-18 years of age
- 148 Volunteers
- 20:1 Staff to member ratio
- 49% Male
- 51% Female
- 36% African-American
- 22% Hispanic
- 5% Multi-Racial
- 37% Caucasian
- 1% Asian
$35 is the cost of membership per child that a
parent/guardian pays for the entire school year.
$1,400 is the cost that the Boys & Girls Clubs of
Martin County pays for each member per year.
- 88% of Club Members' grades improved last year
- 76% always complete their homework
- 81% enjoy learning
- 91% plan to go to college
- 92% have learned to use the Internet safely at the Clubs
- 98% have not smoked cigarettes
- 89% have never consumed alcohol
- 99% have never used drugs