More Than an After-School Program. 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee is more than an after-school program. Our focus is helping all young people succeed through curriculum-based targeted programs and high yield activities designed to help members reach our priority outcomes: Academic Success, Good Character, and Healthy Lifestyles.

We invite you to visit one of our Clubs during program hours to see first-hand what an outcome-driven Club experience is.

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Academic Success

Our academic programs enable youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, with an emphasis on literacy. By doubling-down on literacy, we ensure youth learn to read so they can successfully make the exciting transition to reading to learn. Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee is dedicated to closing the achievement gap for Club youth through the Let’s Go Learn program, which accelerates learning through a personalized education model.

  • 100

    of Club seniors graduate high school

  • 74

    of Club members ages 12 to 17 who attend regularly earn mostly A’s & B’s

  • 82

    of regularly attending members who participate in Club college or career preparation programs applied to some sort of post-secondary educational institution

Healthy Lifestyles

These programs make it possible for youth to develop personal fitness, make positive use of leisure time, learn skills for stress management, appreciate the environment, improve social skills, develop and engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, and set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.

  • 30

    of Club Girls get daily physical activity compared to 23% nationally by 12th grade

  • 83

    of Club teens are more likely to abstain from alcohol compared to 52% nationally

  • 88

    of Club teens are more likely to abstain from marijuana

Good Character

These programs empower youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process, and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.

  • 91
    of Club members who attend regularly say they can stand up for what is right even if their friends disagree
  • 46
    of regularly attending teens volunteer at least once per month
  • 66
    of Club members volunteer in their community compared to 29% nationally by 12th grade

Specialized Programming

Our specialized programs make it possible for youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness, gain knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing.