Since its launch in 2012, the Raise the Grade (RTG) program from Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC) has provided youth ages 12-18 across Canada with academic support, career discovery, mentoring, and interest-based activities in dedicated RTG Tech Centres, all within the safe and supportive Boys and Girls Club environment. Now in 46 Clubs, RTG promotes academic engagement among young people, and aims to increase their rate of high school completion and participation in post-secondary education. With funding from RBC Future Launch and ESDC, BGCC has once again partnered with SRDC in a third project phase. This phase will see RTG expanded into five new communities and an even larger, highly trained community of RTG mentors. In addition to analysis of program implementation and youth outcomes, this utilization-focused evaluation builds on learnings from prior phases to develop and pilot enhancements to core program components through an innovative, Club-led Incubator model approach.
Published: October 2021
Capability: Program Evaluation/ Performance Measurement - Strengthening Capacity
Policy Area: Career Development and LMI, Employment - Employment Supports and Services, Post-Secondary Education - Access and Persistence, P-12 Education - Academic Engagement, Youth Development and Inclusion
Population: Low-income Populations - Students - Youth - Children - Communities and Families