Alumni Pride

True Measure of Success

Bill Cosby... Alex Rodriguez... Brad Pitt... Michael Jordan... President Clinton... Jackie Joyner-Kersee... Martin Sheen... Derek Jeter... 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 of America.

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.

Millions have benefited from belonging to a Boys & Girls Club since the first Club opened its doors in 1860. Based on research by Louis Harris & Associates, Club alumni have very strong feelings about their individual Club experiences:

  • 80% said Club staff helped them learn right from wrong
  • 95% indicated the Club was the best thing available in their community
  • 52% said participating in the Club "saved my life"
Check out the positive results of the 2007 Boys & Girls Clubs of America Alumni Survey also found on this Website under, 'Alumni Pride.'