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Who We Serve

Every kid has what it takes. For youth of every race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, socio-economic status, and religion, success is within reach when they walk through our doors.

The hours between 3:00pm and 6:00pm are when a child ​is most likely to engage in dangerous behavior such as experimenting with drugs, tobacco, alcohol, and sex.

Local Clubs provide a safe, supportive place for kids aged 6-18 to go after school, on holidays and during the summer.

Every program, practice, resource, and opportunity at Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada is aimed at one goal: helping youth achieve Great Futures.

National Youth Outcomes Initiative

Since 2011, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has measured Club members’ experiences and perceptions through our National Youth Outcomes Initiative (NYOI) survey, one of the world’s largest private data sets on kids and teens. Over the past several years, the data has shown a consistent pattern: when kids and teens have high-quality experiences, they achieve stronger academic, character, and health outcomes. This has proven true for youth over and over – regardless of age, identity, or Club.

To ensure programming supports the highest quality experiences and practices create the most impactful outcomes, we use a formalized Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process adapted for youth development. This cyclical, ongoing process encourages continuous improvement through three phases — Assess, Plan, and Improve. This effective approach pairs defined, observable practices with safe, supportive, engaging environments – an ideal combination to help youth reach their full potential.

The COVID-19 pandemic substantially disrupted the delivery of our NYOI surveys in 2020. Despite our best efforts, compressed timeframes to respond and the lingering impacts of COVID-19 reduced our ability to collect data. Based on the surveys we received, we achieved the following outcomes

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