For me, UBGC wasn’t a place to go because I had nowhere else to go. I knew a lot of kids in my neighborhood. My parents also worked very hard to provide me with a good life. The problem was, that a lot of the kids in the neighborhood back then were getting into trouble; where I was more into school and sports. The Club provided me with a playground, literally. I was able to go and be a kid without any worries. It was also a place where my parents knew I would be OK. I didn’t have to worry about getting jumped, or feeling pressure of being in a gang… I only had to worry about being a kid. That, for me, meant everything!
Vice President, Private Client Banker & Westside Boys & Girls Club Alumnus
Triple Play, Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s first comprehensive health and wellness program, developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, strives to improve the overall health of Club members ages 6-18 by increasing their daily physical activity, teaching them good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships.
FORMULA FOR IMPACT
UBGC serves over 600 youth daily through its after-school programming offerings. Each Club member takes part in a daily rotation that exposes him or her to program offerings in our three priority outcome areas, as established by the Formula for Impact.