The United States is facing a national crisis with soaring high school drop-out rates, coupled with low fitness and high obesity within our young people. The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs are providing solutions to this national epidemic through homework help, engaging and fun nutritional tips, energizing sports and recreational activities and challenging academic programs. Throughout the nation, Clubs are reaching out to a generation at risk by providing positive guidance and exciting opportunities.
Jennifer Lopez, Michael Jordan, Brad Pitt, President Clinton, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Martin Sheen, Neil Diamond, Denzel Washington. What do all of these people and millions more throughout America, have in common? They are all alumni of Boys & Girls Clubs. While many Club alumni have achieved particular distinction in fields such as entertainment, business, politics and sports, the average alumnus is not famous. Most have achieved success by getting an education, raising a family, serving their country, pursuing a career or supporting the community.