The Boys and Girls Club started over a century ago and has impacted countless lives. We interview Evan Jones and Stephen Hsu. Evan is the Executive Director at Boys and Girls Club in the mid-peninsula covering 5 locations in Daly City, San Mateo, and Millbrae. Stephen is the board chair and has been volunteering and tutoring kids since 1992. We cover everything from the history of the boys and girls club and the impact it has made along with where they think it is headed. Where their personal inspiration comes from and the biggest challenges they face in inspiring youth today.
According to bgca.org 68% of Club 12th graders volunteer at least once per month, compared with 39% of 12th graders nationally.
A comparison of NYOI and National Survey on Drug Use and Health data suggests that low-income, regularly attending Club members ages 12 to 17 outperform their peers nationally on school grades. About three-quarters of these Club members report earning mostly A’s and B’s in school, compared with 67 percent of youth nationally