Boys & Girls Clubs of America
4.4 million boys and girls served
4,000 club locations
locations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands plus domestic and international military bases
40,000 trained professional staff
An Ounce of Prevention
It takes money to run our Boys & Girls Club, on average about $450 per youth per year. But consider the alternative: keeping a young adult in jail costs taxpayers anywhere from $25,000 to $75,000 per year. Boys & Girls Clubs are a proven delinquency prevention program, as well as one of the best bargains in America.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America's efficient use of financial resources has won national recognition. In its latest "Philanthropy 400" report, The Chronicle of Philanthropy ranked Boys & Girls Clubs of America (B&GCA) No. 1 among youth organizations for the eighth consecutive year, and No. 11 among all non-profit organizations.
In 2001 and 2002, WORTH magazine ranked B&GCA as one of the "100 Best Charities in America" based on financial efficiency, strength of reputation and program effectiveness.