Our Club members participate in an annual survey as part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth Outcomes Initiative (NYOI) that measures their Club experience. The most recent survey indicates that 79% of the Baton Rouge Club members are having an Optimal Club experience, over a 10% increase from 2017. Because our goal is to be more than “good,” we focus on giving members an “optimal” Club experience.
Five key elements are crucial to giving members an optimal Club experience. These include a safe and positive environment, a sense of belonging, supportive relationships, meaningful opportunities, and formal and informal recognition.
Boys & Girls Club is committed to measuring how much our youth are achieving and how effective our Club experience is implemented. The measurement efforts used are aimed at demonstrating our impact to stakeholders, improving the Club experience, and delivering high-quality programming and services to our members.