BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS
Rating: 5 stars 1 review
Issues: Children & Youth
Location: 303 Alamo Avenue Lake Dallas TX 75065 USA
Our mission is enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens by promoting education, positive choices, and healthy lifestyles.
Results: 98% of the kids served achieved a B or above in all academic subjects for the school year ending 2010-2011. 100% were promoted to the next grade level on time, 100% of youth scheduled to graduate from high school gradudated on time, 0% of members were involved in the juvenile system and there were no teen pregnancies among Club members
Target demographics: At-risk youth age 6 through 17 years of age. 51% of our Club members live at or below the poverty level with 49% of these children being from single or no parent in residence family unit.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 369
Geographic areas served: Denton & Wise Counties in Texas
Programs: BGCA clubs serve school-age youth through a variety of programs including homework assistance, technology centers, teen centers, career exploration, job assistance, sports and recreation, art classes and leadership development. In addition to program development, Boys & Girls Clubs of America provides programmatic and executive training for Club professionals nationwide.
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8 people found this review helpful
When I first started with this organization I found what many individuals do.....we know the name but only a few people really know what the Club does within their community. The Club serves any child who needs them, and provides an alternative to day care or remaining at home alone. The Club provides kids with a positive way of life, not just a program but rather opportunities and choices. Clubs are strong character building organizations because kids are held accountable for the choices they make. Because they love coming to the Club each day where they are accepted for who they are, Clubs are blessed to be able to impart important life and job skills to these kids using nontraditional methods/activities. Whehter they are engaging in indoor social recreation, computer lab activities, arts and crafts, leadership training, sports and fitness activities or just spending their time reading, everyone can find something they enjoy doing as well as something at which they can become good. Being the best is not the focus, being the best each child can be is! If you have not checked out this organization you should, it is a great place for your kids, your grand kids and your neighbors kids. It is a great organization where your philanthropic dollars can make a huge difference in a child's life and your volunteer service is always appreciated. The Club's focus is preventation,not costly treatment, rehabilitation, and/or incarceration.
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Starting as a board member I've had the opportunity to review this organization from two very unique positions. First as a volunteer & then as their President. It has been my pleasure to work on behalf & with these great kids.
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