National (Results from a survey taken by Boys & Girls Club Alumni)

  • 57% of alumni said the Club saved their life.


  • Overall, 91% are satisfied with their adult life.


  • 61% of alumni became more committed to their education because of Boys & Girls Clubs.


  • 28% of alumni would have dropped out of high school if not for Boys & Girls Clubs.


  • Nationally, 16% of all students do not go on to graduate from high school, while only 8% of Boys & Girls Club alumni did not finish.


  • Nationally, 21% of African American males do not go on to graduate from high school, while only 2% of Boys & Girls Club African American males did not finish.


  • Overall, 26% of Boys & Girls Clubs alumni earned a 4-year college degree. This rate is equal to the national benchmark, a remarkable achievement since many Club members come from disadvantaged circumstances.


  • 34% of African American Boys & Girls Club male alumni earned a 4-year college degree, compared to the national rate of 16%.


  • 51% achieved a higher level of education than they thought possible because of their Club.



Youth in grades 1-11th grade who achieved on-time grade progression:

  • A total of 2,371 youth served during the 2011-2012 school year 97%  (2,302) achieved on-time grade progression


High School Seniors who graduated from high school for the 2011-2012 school year:

  • A total of 62 Club members were seniors and all of them graduated from high school during the 2011-2012 school year

Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana provides a quality developmental program that empowers Acadiana’s youth, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to become productive adults.