Facts & Figures
•The Y is a leading nonprofit organization for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
•The Y is a powerful association of men, women, and children committed to bringing about lasting personal and social change. With a focus on nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors, the Y enables youth, adults, families and communities to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.
•In the U.S., the Y is comprised of YMCA of the USA, a national resource office, and more than 2,700 YMCAs with approximately 19,000 fulltime staff and 600,000 volunteers in 10,000 communities across the country.
•The Y engages 9 million youth and 13 million adults each year in the U.S.
•Worldwide, the Y serves more than 45 million people in 119 countries. Ys across the U.S. play an integral role in strengthening the leadership and youth programs of the Y around the world.
•Members, staff and volunteers of the Y include men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life.
•The Y offers programs, services and initiatives focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, according to the unique needs of the communities it engages.
•The Y is accessible to all people. Financial assistance is offered to individuals and families who cannot afford membership.
•The Y is guided by four core values: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility.
Youth Development--Education and Leadership:
Facts & Figures
For more than a century, Clubs have helped put young people on the path to great futures. Boys & Girls Clubs annually serve nearly 4 million young people, through membership and community outreach, in some 4,000 Club facilities throughout the country and BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. BGCA's 2012 Annual Report How We Serve
•The Boys & Girls Club Movement includes more than 1,140 independent organizations and the national organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
•Through our Atlanta headquarters, regional service centers and a Government Relations office in Washington, D.C., BGCA provides assistance and support to Clubs in youth program development, resource development, marketing and communications, and more.
•Independent Boys & Girls Club organizations, which are governed locally, serve youth and communities in more than 4,000 Club locations.
•In 2012, Boys & Girls Club youth development programs, training and services impacted nearly 4 million children and teens.
•Child safety is our No. 1 priority; BGCA provides a 24-hour hotline, training and the latest resources to help Clubs be safe places for our nation's youth.
Our Reach and Scope
4,074 chartered Club facilities, including approximately:
•1,400 in schools
•400 BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide
•300 in public housing
•200 Native American lands
About the Youth We Serve
•5% are 5 years old and under
•46% are 6-10 years old
•20% are 11-12 years old
•19% are 13-15 years old
•10% are 16 and older
•55% are male
•45% are female
Ethnicity of Youth Served
•Caucasian – 31%
•African-American – 29%
•Hispanic/Latino – 23%
•Multi-racial – 5%
•Asian-American – 3%
•American Indian or Alaska Native – 3%
Facts and Figures
*The Believe & Achieve Tour is not affiliated in any way or in partnership with the YMCA and/or the BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA. Additionally, the YMCA and BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA. does not endorse or support The Believe & Achieve Tour. The Believe & Achieve Tour chose to independently promote, support and endorse both of the aforementioned youth organizations.