Did You Know?
- Teens make up over 40% of Club population.
- 4644- Number of teens served in the Club in 2011 compared to 4,324 in 2010.
- $50,000 – The amount awarded in service stipends to over 250 teens that participated in the Job Readiness Program.
- According to program data, 92% of participating teens showed increased competencies in job readiness.
- 92% – The graduation rate of Club Members that successfully graduated high school compared to their peer’s county rate of 70%.
Teen retention is crucial as it relates to our goal of transforming young people into becoming responsible and productive citizens. Studies have shown that Boys & Girls Clubs tend to lose Club Members at the age of 13 and beyond due to extracurricular activities, after-school employment, and other obligations. Studies also show that the time when youth are most susceptible to participating in juvenile delinquency is between the hours of 3 pm – 7 pm. Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay has devised several key programs that work keep our teens in our Clubs and off the streets or home alone.