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Boys and Girls Club in Shandon

Boys and Girls Club in Shandon

establish onsite education and enrichment programming in a rural community
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The Club will provide character and leadership development, education and career development, the arts, health and life skills, and sports, fitness, and recreation programming in the rural community of Shandon. This collaboration between must! charities and the Shandon School District allows us to connect Shandon youth with nationally recognized youth development programs developed and monitored by Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Boys and Girls Club in Shandon

The Need

Boys and Girls Club programs and services will fill a much-needed gap by establishing programming onsite at the district's elementary school:

  • 50% of the youth come from single-parent households
  • 85% qualify for free & reduced lunch programs
  • 50% of families served are considered low income
Boys and Girls Club in Shandon

The Outcome

At the end of the two-year collaboration:

  • 85 youth enrolled
  • 95% graduation rate
  • 90% of participants at or above grade level in math and literacy
  • Establish a full-day, year-round program in perpetuity
Boys and Girls Club in Shandon

The Impact

Sustainability for long-term operations will be achieved by well-planned, vetted and thoughtful funding partnerships. This Shandon site growth will be methodical and each new site after will only be warranted via multi-year commitments from our dedicated funding partners. Boys & Girls Club will develop a resource development plan focusing on fund diversity and will develop an Advisory Committee Development Plan.