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National Youth Outcomes Initiative (NYOI)

Over the past decade, BGCA has worked with Club organizations to build their capacity to collect and use data to measure youth outcomes and demonstrate their impact to stakeholders. This data also provides Clubs with insights that enable them to adjust their practices and implement quality improvements to have a greater beneficial effect on young people.


Based on youth development research and more than a century of Clubs’ own experience, Boys & Girls Club leaders articulated a new theory of change in 2010. The Formula for Impact depicts how Clubs put our youth development mission in action. It identifies who Clubs serve, shows how they serve, and what they hope to accomplish with young people. The Formula for Impact guides Clubs in helping youth achieve positive outcomes in three priority areas: Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles.


NYOI measures the impact of Boys & Girls Clubs in a consistent manner using a common set of research-informed indicators. We administer the NYOI Member Survey annually, which measures the degree to which Club members are achieving the outcomes of Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles.


The survey also asks members about their perceptions of the Club, known as the Club Experience. The Club Experience consists of five key elements. The first element – a safe, positive environment – sets the foundation for life-changing youth development work. The next key element – fun and a sense of belonging – keeps youth engaged. The last three elements – supportive relationships, opportunities and expectations, and recognition – help transform time spent at the Club into experiences that change young lives. Responses allow us to assess how effectively we are implementing the Formula for Impact and delivering a high-quality Club Experience to support positive youth development.

Club member data is pulled from our 2019 NYOI results


Of our Club members are expecting to graduate high school, compared to *85% of economically disadvantaged youth in Weld County.


Of our Club members are planning to complete a 4 year College Degree, Trade School or Junior College.


Of our Club members feel like they can stand up for what they think is right, even if their friends disagree.


Of our Club members believe that they can make a difference within their community. 


Of our Club members reported to being physically active for at least 60 minutes, 3 or more times a week. 


Of our Club members will try to figure out how to do better next time, when something important goes wrong in their lives.

* - data from (2019 Weld County economically disadvantaged subgroup)

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