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Formula For Impact
Formula For Impact

For over a century, Boys and Girls Clubs of America have delivered quality, life-changing services to the youth we serve. We know that it is the overall Club experience that connects youth to the Club, assures that members participate frequently and stay engaged through high school. 

To make sure this happens, the Boys & Girls Club Movement has adopted the Formula for Impact, a theory of change that describes how individual Clubs and the Movement as a whole can increase our impact. Each element of our Formula is also informed by research into the ways in which youth people grow and thrive, as well as by analysis of the best practices and traditions of highly effective clubs.

Simply stated, if we take the Young People Who Need Us Most, Provide them with the best possible Outcome-Driven Club Experience, which include

· Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development

o A Safe, Positive Environment 

o Fun

o Supportive Relationships

o Opportunities and Expectations 

o Recognition

· High-Yield Activities

         o Fun, integrated activities that educate and entertain members across the five Core Program Areas

· Targeted Programs

        o See our Program tab for a selection of our Targeted Programs

· Regular Attendance

       o Research find that when Club youth participate more often and over longer periods of time, they achieve greater outcomes

They will be Academically Successful, demonstrate Good Character and Citizenship and live Healthy Lifestyles.

In 2011, BGCMV was invited to be part of the National Youth Outcomes Initiative (NYOI). NYOI helps us measure the Formula for Impact and demonstrate our collective impact on youth.

The vision of our Movement's Great Futures Impact Plan is to provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle. Our Formula for Impact is our road map for achieving this vision; NYOI tells us where we are on the road.

How you can make an IMPACT!


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