According to the Afterschool Alliance, North Carolina afterschool programs provide expanded learning opportunities to 192,548 students and are a lifeline for working families. In North Carolina, 85% of parents report that all young people deserve access to quality afterschool and summer programs. Yet, too many kids in North Carolina are being left out. In fact, for every child in an afterschool program in NC, 3 more would participate if a program were available.
Boys & Girls Clubs serving Wake County is addressing this need in North Carolina. They provide a safe space for youth to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Through innovative afterschool programming and full-day summer programming, Boys & Girls Clubs members are afforded opportunities to thrive, even through the most challenging of situations. You can be an ally to this Movement by supporting the Great Futures Campaign. Because every child deserves a chance at a Great Future.
Sources: Afterschool Alliance
Why is a donation to Boys & Girls Clubs serving Wake County a smart investment? According to research conducted by Boys & Girls Clubs of America, every $1 invested in Boys & Girls Clubs translates to $9.60 ROI by:
- Increasing kids’ earning potential
- Reducing crime and juvenile delinquency
- Improving kids’ performance at school
With help from the community, the Boys & Girls Clubs serving Wake County provide youth with activities designed to ensure they are on track to graduate from high school on time, prepared to succeed in college or a career, demonstrate good character, and live a healthy lifestyle. Become an engaged supporter of this Movement. Your relationship with the Clubs help support the Great Futures our kids deserve.
Want to get behind the leading afterschool youth serving organization in Wake County? Become a supporter of the Great Futures Campaign and help the Clubs continue to create Great Futures for Wake County kids.
Sources: Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For many youth, growing up in Wake County isn’t easy:
- 1 in 3 children in NC are home without adult supervision
- 21,552 Wake County youth age 0-17 live in poverty
- 7.4% of the population of Wake County lives at 2 times below the poverty line
- 19.8% of NC youth age 10-17 are obese, giving North Carolina a ranking of 10 among the 50 states
- 4,075 Wake County youth experienced homelessness during the 2020-2021 school year
Wake County Boys & Girls Clubs’ facilities are open Monday-Friday afterschool, and all day when school is out. These programs allow young people to continue to learn, build character through leadership activities, stay healthy through regular fitness and good nutrition, and most importantly, build relationships with adult role models who truly care.
The Clubs purposely keep dues low ($7.50 per year) so that all young people will have the opportunity to join the Clubs. The $7.50 membership fee juxtaposes an estimated $750 per year to provide Club services to one member. The Clubs rely on the support of donors to make this work.
You can help create this opportunity for young people by making a financial contribution to Boys & Girls Clubs serving Wake County in 2022. Please consider a gift to the Great Futures Campaign. Your investment will be used to help Wake County kids develop confidence and hope, and most importantly, a Great Future.
Sources: The Afterschool Alliance, WCSS, U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Wake County, North Carolina
Boys & Girls Clubs serving Wake County are committed to leading the way in Wake County, assuring that every young person who enters one of the Clubs is on track to graduate from high school on time, prepared to succeed in college or a career, demonstrates good character, and lives a healthy lifestyle.
Your financial commitment to these efforts helps Boys & Girls Clubs serving Wake County continue to welcome and inspire more and more children who need help each day! When school’s out, our Club is in! Let’s build Great Futures in Wake County together!
I’m volunteering for Boys & Girls Clubs as part of the 2022 Great Futures Campaign…the Campaign for Wake County’s Kids. Boys & Girls Clubs serves kids and teens in 7 Clubs around Wake County, and:
- Youth who attend Wake County Boys & Girls Clubs for all four years of high school have a 100% graduation rate.
- 86 cents of every dollar raised goes to Club programs directly benefiting Wake County youth.
- The $7.50 annual membership fee makes membership affordable.
You can help create futures by contributing to the Great Futures Campaign via my fundraising page here (paste your fundraising page link here). Please join me in giving the gift of a Great Future!
I’m volunteering for Boys & Girls Clubs as part of the 2022 Great Futures Campaign…the Campaign for Wake County’s Kids. Research shows that young people are at the greatest risk of unhealthy behaviors between 3pm and 8pm — drugs, crime, and more. Boys & Girls Clubs serves kids and teens in 7 Clubs around Wake County, helping them resist these negative behaviors by providing a safe, affordable place to go after school.
You can help create Great Futures by contributing to the campaign via my fundraising page here (paste your fundraising page link here). Thank you for your support!
I am volunteering for Boys & Girls Clubs as part of the 2022 Great Futures Campaign…the Campaign for Wake County’s Kids. I joined this cause because I want to help create Great Futures for young people in our community, like Boys & Girls Clubs alumnus Errol Sewell. Errol went on to change thousands of lives in his decades-long career with the Boys & Girls Clubs. He often said that the Club saved his life and elevated his family to a place of fulfilled potential and generational success.
You can help create futures like Errol’s by contributing to the Great Futures Campaign via my fundraising page here (paste your fundraising page link here). Please join me in giving the gift of a Great Future!
I’m volunteering for Boys & Girls Clubs as part of the 2022 Great Futures Campaign…the Campaign for Wake County’s Kids. I decided to volunteer because of the many ways club membership positively impacts a child’s life. This includes promoting healthy lifestyles for members by providing nutritious meals and opportunities for fun physical activity each day!
You can join me in building Great Futures by donating to my fundraising page (paste your fundraising page link here). Thank you for making a difference for Wake County’s kids!
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I decided to volunteer for the Boys & Girls Clubs 2022 Great Futures Campaign because I wanted to make a difference for the Wake County kids who need us most.
For only $7.50 for members, Boys & Girls Clubs provides a safe and affordable place for kids to go after school and during the summer, offers help with homework and access to STEM classes, and gives Wake County youth access to positive mentors and leadership training.
You can support this mission and fill the need by donating to my fundraising page (paste your fundraising page link here). Thank you on behalf of Wake County’s kids!
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Help me support the Boys & Girls Clubs during their annual Great Futures Campaign…The Campaign for Wake County’s Kids! Boys & Girls Clubs promotes academic success for their members, helping them achieve good outcomes in school. Members participate in Power Hour homework sessions and BGC’s Academic Intervention Manager works with kids who need extra help in school.
These programs are just a part of what the Boys & Girls Clubs does to ensure their members’ academic success! You can also help build these Great Futures by contributing to the campaign here (paste your fundraising page link here).
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Thank You Messages
Thank you for contributing to the 2022 Great Futures Campaign [via my fundraising webpage]. Franklin D. Roosevelt said “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” Your contribution will help Boys & Girls Clubs build the youth of Wake County for the future through their mission to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Thank you so much for your support!
I can’t thank you enough for your kindness in contributing to the 2022 Great Futures Campaign. The Campaign reinforces our longstanding commitment to kids right here in Wake County. You have taken an active role in making sure that each of them has a path to a Great Future- that they can reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. The kids truly are having amazing experiences, made possible by donors like you. Again, thank you so much for your support!
Thank you for your generous donation to the 2022 Great Futures Campaign. You have chosen to invest in the opportunity for each Boys & Girls Clubs member to reach their full potential. Your contribution ensures that there is a positive place where kids can grow and learn about all the good the world has to offer. Thank you for helping the next generation of young people stay on the path to reaching their goals!