Facts & Figures
Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey are a proven success. Investment in Boys & Girls Clubs will provide cost-effective programs and services in juvenile delinquency prevention, substance abuse deterrence, educational enrichment, leadership development and workplace readiness.
Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey are about children.
There were more than 70,000 youth ages 5-18 being served by Boys & Girls Clubs .
58% are eligible for free and reduce lunches
35% are from single parent families
56% are boys and 44% are girls
Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey are special because
they are the only youth organization that provides
all of the following:
- professional staff;
- services exclusively designed for youth;
- daily access to facilities;
- strong advocacy for and with youth from differing backgrounds and cultures;
- available and affordable programs to all members; and
- special guidance for at risk children.
Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey are located
throughout the State.
- There were 23 Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey with more than 65 sites (some of the clubs have more than one location).
- 50% of sites are school based, 69% are located in urban areas, 5 are on military bases.
- Clubs are located in some of our most distressed cities including Camden, Newark, Paterson, Passaic, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Trenton, Plainfield and Asbury Park.
Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey programs are affordable, leverage support through public/private partnerships and have demonstrated sustainability.
- The average membership fee is $10 per year.
- 30% of the 35.7 million in revenues is raised from corporations, foundations and individuals.
- 23% of total revenues were from local, state, federal government.
Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey are a good investment.
- A recent economic impact study showed that for every $1 spent by the Clubs, $15 of positive economic activity is generated in the community. Economic Impact Brochure.
Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey programs address
- Youth participated in programs which promoted academic success.
- Youth participated in programs which promoted healthy lifestyles.
- Teens participated in programs which promoted good character and citizenship.
Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey have a strong volunteer
network and dedicated staff.
- Boys & Girls Clubs estimate that there were more than 4,000 board and program volunteers.
- Boys & Girls Clubs employed 227 full-time professionals and over 1,000 part-time professionals statewide.