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Date:9/16/2009

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Before enrolling in Triple Play at her local Club, Cleveland, Ohio-native Jasmine Moore, age 8, "was too shy to go out and be involved in things she's doing now, like sports, dancing, bike riding and cheerleading," said her mother, Veronica Graves. "She's made such a big change."

Parents can access tips from Triple Play in the free guide - Triple Play Parents Game Plan - available in English and Spanish at http://www.bgca.org/programs/tripleplay.asp.

Survey Methodology

Of the 2,242 young people in the study, 1,476 were enrolled in Triple Play programs across the country and 766 were in Boys & Girls Clubs without Triple Play programs (control group). All of the participants completed written surveys administered by trained Boys & Girls Club staff in March 2006 (baseline), December 2006 (midpoint) and December 2007 (follow-up). Youth were surveyed at 20 Triple Play sites and 10 control sites across the United States (full list available upon request). Of the participants, 36.5 percent were black, 31 percent white, 11 percent Hispanic and 21 percent other racial groups.

Youth Development Strategies, Inc

YDSI is a national nonprofit research, evaluation and technical assistance organization that helps communities improve long-term outcomes for their youth. YDSI work with local organizations and institutions to design, implement and evaluate strategies based on the "youth development approach" to working with young people - building on their strengths, rather than focusing on their weaknesses. YDSI products include research publications, assessment instruments, conference presentations, workshops and seminars.

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