This study describes the characteristics and experiences of youth from the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities, and compares their academic achievement to that of their peers.
This study answered the following research questions:
(1) What are the characteristics and experiences of youth who participate in the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities?
(2) How do school attendance and academic proficiency of BGC youth differ by Club tenure, Club participation, and age?
(3) Do BGC youth have higher attendance and academic proficiency rates than their peers?
(4) What characteristics and experiences of BGC youth predict academic proficiency or satisfactory school attendance?
(5) What are the high school graduation and dropout rates for BGC youth?
To access the study click on Minn-LInK Brief No. 24. To access the supplement, click Minn-LInK Brief No. 24—Supp.
For more information, visit the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare’s (CASCW) website.