Boys & Girls Clubs have been impacting the lives of young people since the late eighteen hundreds.  The Clubs proved to be a great foundation for today’s leaders, from Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington, and Grammy nominated artist Jennifer Lopez.

The Greater Washington area has been laying the groundwork for Great Futures for over 125 years.  The local Clubs were the homes to legendary boxer, Sugar Ray Leonard, and iconic actor, Lamman Rucker.

Whether you’re an Alumni or Advocate; whether you’re involvement was large or small; we want to hear from and connect with you.  There is an endless newtwork of Boys & Girls Clubs constituents in the Greater Washington area waiting to reconnect.  Don’t be shy, update your Club card and come on home!

BGCGW: A Long-lasting Impact

A survey conducted by Harris Interactive, alumni reported that Boys & Girls Club continue to have both an immediate and long-lasting impact on their lives. Key findings:

Up 5% from 1999, 57% of alumni said the Club saved their life.

85% of alumni say the Club taught me right from wrong.

67% of alumni say the Club kept me out of trouble with the law.

Overall, 91% are satisfied with their adult life.

61% of alumni became more committed to their education because of Boys & Girls Clubs.

28% of alumni would have dropped out of high school if not for Boys & Girls Clubs.

Nationally, 16% of all students do not go on to graduate from high school, while only 8% of Boys & Girls Club alumni did not finish.

Nationally, 21% of African American males do not go on to graduate from high school, while only 2% of Boys & Girls Club African American males did not finish.

Overall, 26% of Boys & Girls Clubs alumni earned a 4-year college degree. This rate is equal to the national benchmark, a remarkable achievement since many Club members come from disadvantaged circumstances.

34% of African American Boys & Girls Club male alumni earned a 4-year college degree, compared to the national rate of 16%.

Overall, Boys & Girls Club alumni mirror the national average for high school graduation and college achievement. Again, this is notable considering the disadvantages circumstances of many Club members.

51% achieved a higher level of education than they thought possible.

Listen to what other alumni that have come home have to say!

Ric Edelman

Chairman & CEO
Edelman Financial Services, LLC

J.C. Hayward

Vice President for Media Outreach

Michael Robinson

General Manager for Health & Life Sciences

Doc Walker

Radio Broadcaster/Former NFL Tight End

Alumni Come Home!

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