Results and Successes
Our results are remarkable - our children excel in school, extra curricular activities and their personal lives because of the stability, personal attention and special programs the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston provides.
Measurable Outcomes (National Statistics)
-- Club members graduate from high school at a rate of 87%, compared to the
national average of 66%.
-- Club members finish college at a rate of 25%, far exceeding the national average of
-- Club members show an average improvement of 12% in their grades at school.
-- In Club neighborhoods, incidences of substance abuse arrests are cut by as much
-- 84% of Club members have learned about drug and alcohol prevention through
Club programs, such as SMART Moves which educates members about the dangers
of drugs, alcohol, premature sexual activity and gang involvement.
-- Of at-risk youth referred to Clubs, 94% have no further encounter with the law.
-- More than 57% of Club alumni surveyed said the Club saved their lives.
For more information, please contact:
Shon Dorsey, Program Development Manager
713-400-2951 or Email Shon.
2012 Youth of the Year
Corinthia is a member of the Brookshire Club. She was chosen to represent the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston as the 2012 Youth of the Year because of her determination to overcome hardships she has endured in her young life. Corinthia has done well in school. She graduated in the top 10% of her class from Royal High School and has been accepted to Texas A&M University where she will study to become a physical therapist.