History of the Boys and Girls Club / Boys and Girls
Clubs of America
We were fortunate to know the work of the institutions with greater experience
and prestige in the United States called Boys and Girls Clubs of America of
which generations of over 160 years have graduated personalities from
politics, culture and sports such as Bill Clinton, Denzel Washington, Michael
Jordan, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez to name a few.
This organization gave shelter for the birth of the first Boys & Girls Club of
Mexico, being Tijuana the spearhead for this project in April 2008.
Indicators of success of programs operated in BGCA
An independent survey conducted by Louis Harris & Associates to alumni of
different Boys and Girls Clubs of America, found that for 73% of them, tutoring
and homework assistance represented the most important aspect within the
Notably another study by the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime;
whose goal is to help cities and countries to reduce crime, violence and
insecurity indicates that the Mentoring Program and Education, has developed
very successfully in the U.S., England and New Zealand, among others. The
evaluation of a youth mentoring program shows that 46% of them were less
likely to start using drugs, 27% less likely to consume alcohol, almost a third
were less likely to use violence, and had better family relationships and better
academic group and a control group that did not participate in the program
This study raises the Boys and Girls Clubs of America (Boys and Girls Clubs
of America) as an organization with a program that verifies its effectiveness.
Aimed at disadvantaged populations in big cities, clubs provide a wide range
of services, including family support and mentoring others. An evaluation of
the areas of social housing that I have these showed a 13% reduction in crime,
22% in the drug-related activity and 25% of the activity related to the crack and
cocaine clubs. Moreover these young participants in a program homework
help and tutoring, Learning Project, had 87% fewer school absences.
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