Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley via Crowdrise
January 25, 2012
BENEFITING: Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley
Did you know America's kids are in crisis? Young people today face greater challenges today than a generation ago. Negative influences are everywhere, especially online and on television, and they affect a child's future.
Consider these National statistics:
- 15 million children are unsupervised after-school
- Juvenile crime escalates between 3pm-7pm
- 1 of 5 children lives in poverty
- 3 of 10 won't graduate on time
- 3 of 10 are overweight
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley considers these facts unacceptable. We are working diligently to change these statistics before they get worse. For 20 years, our Club has been serving young people with caring, adult mentors and life-changing programs. And it works! When children and teens spend more time at our Club, it shows they're more likely to:
- Stay engaged in school
- Get involved in the community
- Avoid risky behaviors
We can't do it alone. We need your help. Help us fight against the education, crime and obesity challenges and provide a positive place to go for the children that need us the most. It just takes one person to make a difference. It just takes you.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Join us in asking 20 people for $20. We won't mind if they donate more!
It's easy, just click on Join the Team.
We serve over 2,000 children and teens each year from 28 schools and 12 zip codes. We charge a low membership fee of $50, though it costs the club almost $700 per child to provide a safe place to go after-school, a healthy snack and programs that focus on academic succes, character and leadership and healthy lifestyles.