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 Club.
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 performance.
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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