Great Futures Start Here……
America’s kids are in crisis.
Our nation’s state of poor academic performance, obesity, drug use and youth-related violence are cause for alarm and national action.
- The support systems that have traditionally raised America’s children are strained. Parents and schools cannot do the job alone.
- There’s an overlooked, yet essential, component of the success equation to transforming kids’ lives and America’s future: out-of-school time (after school and summer).
- What happens during the hours between school and home can have a dramatic impact on kids’ futures. By providing access to positive and productive after-school and summer programs as well as caring adult mentors, we can help reverse the most negative trends facing our youth and our country, including graduation rates, obesity and violence.
Out-of-school time plays a critical role
For every hour a child spends in school, they spend two hours out of school. The way a child spends the hours after school and during the summer can significantly impact the path they take.
When young people have access to a safe place with caring adult mentors and enriching programs during out-of-school time, great things happen.
At the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywoood we will:
Ensure successful transitions to middle and high school, and foster college- or career-readiness with 21st century skills.
Engage youth in taking action in their community, promote resilience, build character strength, and develop the next generation of America’s leaders.
Motivate our students to be healthy through nutrition and health education, more access to healthy foods, avoidance of risky behaviors and a lifelong commitment to fitness.