Today, many youth who are at risk and in need are taking advantage of the programs, activities and services provided by Boys & Girls Clubs. These youth benefit from trained, caring professional staff and volunteers who help young people take control of their lives, envision productive futures and reach their goals. Without commitment to day-to-day work with young people, we cannot be successful in helping our youth achieve the key outcomes they need to realize their full potential.

To make sure this happens, the Boys & Girls Club Movement has adopted the Formula for Impact, a theory of change that describes how individual Clubs and the Movement as a whole can increase our impact. A theory of change is a planning and evaluation process that defines all the building blocks required to bring about a long-term goal; it creates a commonly understood vision of the goals, how they will be reached, and what will be used to measure progress along the way. Each element of our Formula for Impact is also informed by research into the ways in which young people grow and thrive, as well as by analysis of the best practices and traditions of highly effective Clubs.

Formula for Impact