With your help, we are able to acheive
McGivney’s growth over the past 24 years is
evidenced by our many achievements:
Our membership has increased from 50 youth to
more than 400. This is due largely in part to donations,
volunteers, and new programs.
Youth Council, first formed in 2004, gives members
the opportunity to have their voices heard! Youth Council allows members to participate in the voting process, develop leadership skills, and promote pride in the Center. Since its implementation,Youth Council members have organized community service projects, fundraisers, and holiday events for the Center.
Members are required to submit their report cards, so staff can track their academic progress. Our records indicate that many members experience an increase in grades while attending McGivney, due to both the educational support they receive and McGivney’s dedication to helping every child see the importance of education. Some members have gone from receiving “F’s” to “B’s” in as little as three marking periods.
During the 2015-16 school year, 64% of members increased their grades by at least one letter from first to third quarter. In the fall, 57% of members were reading at grade level; this increased to 60% by the spring.
Results from our center’s annual after-school youth survey say it best:
90.5% of our youth said: “I can be myself when I am at the center”
92.9% said: “The center is a safe place for kids my age to hang out”
90.5% said: “There is at least one staff member who I feel I can talk to”
97.6% said: “The staff at the center are good at working with kids”
97.7% said: “The staff has answers when I have a question or problem”
95.2% said: “The center provides a structure that makes me feel safe”
90.5% said: “The center is a place where I feel respected”