From Our Editors
For an idea of the impact The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix has had on the city's at-risk children and teens, just look to the numbers. In 2013 and 2014 the organization served at total of 23,015 Valley youth, which includes 286,687 free hot meals; 178,078 free healthy snacks; and 10,400 free dental procedures. Furthermore, 93% of members are on track to graduate high school, far outpacing the 78% mark set by the rest of the state.
These figures are thanks to the tireless efforts of volunteers who serve at any of the 13 clubhouses spread throughout Phoenix and the West Valley—a vast expansion from the two clubs the city started with in 1946. The volunteer force provides structured youth-development programs throughout the year, instilling the value of character, academics, the arts, and physical fitness. The programs focus on four key areas: Academic Success, Healthy Choices, Be Great-Do Good and Fun with a Purpose, providing youth with the tools they need to enjoy childhood and become successful adults. For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix, click here