The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire
Send checks to 824 E. 14th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57104
As a volunteer
Your gift to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire has a tremendous impact upon the 1,200+ youth of our community who consider the Boys & Girls Club a second home.
Your support is more than just a check. It’s a future. Your gift helps us to provide programs that change lives.
Want to donate? We accept:
Monetary donations are wonderful, but you can also donate items of need. Click the link below for a list of items that we need:
Interested in sponsoring an event? Contact Amy Sumner for more information about sponsorship opportunities.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT
Quantifying the Impact of Your Contribution
The impact is impossible to ignore. Supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire is an investment not only in the future of our youth, but in the health of Sioux Falls, SD.
When you donate money, time or resources to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire you are making an investment in the safety, vitality and vibrancy of the Sioux Falls community.
Youth who participate in comprehensive after school programs like those provided by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire are 43% less likely to drop out of school, 51% less likely to use drugs or alcohol and 63% less likely to become teen parents.
Club members also have greater overall learning gains in reading and math, lower rates of school absenteeism and lower rates of criminal offenses than their peers who do not participate in comprehensive after school programs.
We have one of the highest high school dropout rates of any industrialized nation. Half of the students who begin college never finish. This is a prescription for economic decline, because we know the countries that out-teach us today will out-compete us tomorrow.
- PRESIDENT BARAK OBAMA
These statistics translate into a better quality of life for Club alumni and significant economic benefits for both the City of Sioux Falls and the State of South Dakota:
-High school graduates earn on average $6,935 more per year than high school dropouts.
-For every student that graduates from high school, the state saves an average of $13,920 in Medicaid and uninsured costs over that student’s lifetime.
-The state save $11,463 in education costs for every school age who does not enter the criminal justice system.
-For every student that does not drop out of high school and does not become involved in the criminal justice system, the state save over $19,000 in incarceration costs.