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Year Published: 2012
This short-term longitudinal study examined 719 2nd grade through 8th grade students participating in the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas during the 2009-2010 school year. Report card data and attendance information was collected. This analysis found that participation in afterschool programming increased students’ overall GPA and school attendance rates.
Program Name: Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas
Program Description: The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas, established in 1965, served more than 6,000 K-12 students annually during the 2015-2016 school year. Clubs offer diverse programming opportunities that focus on building academic success, good character and citizenship, and developing healthy lifestyles.
Scope of the Evaluation: Local
Program Type: Afterschool
Location: Dallas, TX
Community Type: Urban
Grade level: Elementary School, Middle School
Program Demographics: The majority of youth served by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dallas receive free- and reduced-price lunch. Forty-six percent of participants were girls, and a majority of participants represented underserved groups (54 percent African-American, 34 percent Hispanic).
Program Website: https://bgcdallas.org