Bill Cosby... Michael Jordan... Brad Pitt... President Clinton... Jackie Joyner-Kersee... Martin Sheen... Neil Diamond... Denzel Washington.
What do all of these people, and millions more throughout America, have in common? They are all alumni of Boys & Girls Clubs.
While many Club alumni have achieved particular distinction in fields such as entertainment, business, politics and sports, the average alumnus is not famous. Most have achieved success by getting an education, raising families, serving their country, pursuing careers and supporting their communities.
Millions have benefited from belonging to a Boys & Girls Club since the first Club opened its doors in 1860. Based on research by Louis Harris & Associates, Club alumni have very strong feelings about their individual Club experiences:
- 80% said Club staff helped them learn right from wrong
- 95% indicated the Club was the best thing available in their community
- 52% said participating in the Club "saved my life"
Visit BE-GREAT for more info on why we are "The Positive Place For Kids." and to see other Club Alumni.