article posted 03/14/2014
THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF THE MONROE AREA BY THE NUMBERS 3/14/2014 By: Anthony Tricoli • 100: The number of children who joined as members in the first year the Boys & Girls Club opened its doors in Monroe County in 1996. • 25,158: The total number of children the Club has served in the 17 years the Club has been in existence. • 119,105: The number of meals and snacks we served to the children of Monroe County in 2012. • 800%: The percentage of growth in membership we have experienced since we first opened our doors. • 6: The number of full-service sites we currently operate in five separate communities in Monroe County (Madisonville [2], Sweetwater, Tellico Plains, Rural Vale, & Vonore). The number of Clubs we manage makes us one of largest Clubs in Tennessee (not in children served, but in club sites). • 19,527,200: The number of minutes in classroom instruction and tutoring we deliver during an average year. • 64: The number of community members the Club currently employs. • 3,100: The number of children the Club served in 2012 & 2013 combined. • 59% & 50%: The number of our kids who come from economically disadvantaged families; and the number of our kids who live at or below the level of poverty. • 224,775: The number of miles our buses and vans have travelled in transporting our kids to and from school to our clubs. Since 2010 we have had to replace 4 busses and/or vans. • 7,300: The number of hours of community service is performed every year in Monroe County by the youth we serve. • 1,560: The number of hours our staff logged in training in 2013: included CPR, Emotional Wellness, Child Abuse, and Safety & Security Training. This year we will add training on death & dying. • 50%: The percentage of our funding which comes from time-sensitive grants (this means they will end). In any given year we lose up to 30%-50% of our total funding. • 900,000: The number of times our Club has touched the life of any child since 1996. • 1: How many of you it would take to change the future for thousands of children to come. Want to help make an impact on the future of our region? Contact Dr. Anthony Tricoli at (423) 442-6770 and make a donation to help reduce generational poverty, educate a child, build good character and leadership, encourage health lifestyle habits…..and…… Change the Future!