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Boys & Girls Clubs of America Names Jocelyn Woods National Youth of the Year

Boys & Girls Clubs of America has named Jocelyn Woods National Youth of the Year in a ceremony held at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. She accepted the honor before an audience that included members of Congress and Boys & Girls Clubs of America partners and supporters, including Club alum and American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland, Grammy Award winner and actress Ashanti and comedian JB Smoove.

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BGCA’s 2025 Vision

  • BGCA’s 2025 Vision proposes a number of new changes to the membership requirements and metrics for local clubs including
    • Peer review
    • Define quality
    • Optimal Club Experience
    • Increasing ADA
    • Build staff skill at all levels
    • Establish dynamic partnerships with public and private institutions
    • Build strong executive and board leadership
  • Questions?
    • What governance structure do we need?
    • What should be required to be a Boys & Girls Club?
    • What happens to a club that doesn’t meet the standards?
    • Should staff be required to earn  credentials at each phase of their career to work at the club?
    • What about board members?
    • What structure will best support quality programs?

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