Through a variety of academic and recreational programs, BGCM empowers members to make productive use of their time and wise decisions in their lives. It’s how we’re opening doors for Memphis kids every day, at the positive place for kids.
Research shows that Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis have an immediate and long-lasting positive impact on our members’ lives. The proof of our effectiveness is in these statistics about our members:
A newly commissioned study by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) found that Clubs are a sound investment, providing nearly $10 in benefits to the community for every dollar invested.
The study, conducted by the Institute for Social Research and the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan, found that every dollar invested in Boys & Girls Clubs returns $9.60 in current and future earnings, as well as cost-savings, to American communities. The biggest benefits are from Club members’ improved grades and reduced alcohol use and their parents’ earnings. Collectively, Clubs spend $1.4 billion annually on operating costs, resulting in $13.8 billion in lifetime benefits to youth, families and society.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis has been serving the youth who need us most for 54 years. By providing programs that focus on Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles, Clubs have helped generations of young people achieve the great futures they deserve. Every year Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis spends $3 million on operating costs for six Club locations, creating $28,800,000 in economic benefits to youth, families, and the community.