Many of our Clubs are in neighborhoods that are high poverty, low income. Often, youth don’t feel safe walking the streets where they live. We believe every child should feel safe and protected when they walk through our doors. We work hard with our Club staff and volunteers to create an environment in which youth feel safe, valued and celebrated.
Here’s what Club kids are saying about how they feel at the Club:
- Ninety-one percent of youth enjoy coming to their Club.
- Eighty-eight percent of members feel safe at the Club.
- Eighty-two percent of kids like the way other kids treat them at the Club.
- Eighty-eight percent of Club kids feel like they belong at the Club.
- Seventy-nine percent of youth know there is at least one staff that they can talk to about their problems.
From volunteers to staff, Club kids need support to fill in the gaps. That’s where each and every one of us comes in. Our time, money, guidance and love could mean the beginning of a youth growing into a healthy, successful adult. We all have a part. Take a look at this video to see just how much our work means to Club kids. By working together, these amazing kids can have a brighter future.
Club Staff Zach Shares His Story
Our staff is dedicated to helping kids succeed, especially when they understand first-hand where Club youth are coming from. Meet Zach. Not only is he a Program Director at our LeGore Club, but he grew up in that very Club himself. See his story about how he feels the Club saved him and why doing that for other youth is so important to him.
Running Away From Violence And Into A Club
Jeffrey knows the fear of being chased down the street in his own neighborhood. At 8-years-old, Jeffery became a member of the Wheeler-Dowe Club and has been there ever since. Not only does he find safety and comfort at the Club, he has adult mentors who care, great friends and is headed to college with scholarships from the Clubs. Take a look at Jeffrey’s full story here.