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
critical needs.

  • 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.