A Proven Solution

Transforming lives with the power of love

EMPHASIZING MEASURABLE GOALS

By The Hand has always taken a holistic approach to child development, emphasizing the achievement of measurable goals for academic, physical and spiritual development. With people like you making The Solution possible, our kids consistently overcome the most difficult circumstances to make extraordinary progress.

PROVIDING HOLISTIC SUPPORT

When you make The Solution possible, you provide a safe, welcoming place where kids can learn during the most dangerous time of day, when most crimes are committed by and against youth. You provide personalized academic support and technology-enabled instruction to make sure they can read at their grade level, pass all of their classes and make all ABCs. Breaking down the barriers to learning, you also provide for their physical needs, including nutritious meals, general healthcare and counseling. And you offer spiritual guidance, mentoring and life-enriching experiences such as camp, sports and the arts.

ACHIEVING MAJOR MILESTONES

Our kids are improving their reading comprehension and language skills at an accelerated rate—sometimes as much as four grade levels in a year. They are graduating from high school and enrolling in college as healthy, educated and hopeful young adults. They are becoming The Solution, serving as role models and leaders in their communities. And they are walking with Jesus Christ—the foundation for an abundant, eternal life.

The Solution

OUR MISSION

By The Hand is a Christ-centered, after-school program that takes kids by the hand and walks with them from kindergarten through college, loving and nurturing them—mind, body and soul.

Best Year Ever—Pre-COVID-19

(Q1–Q2)

Mind

Emphasizing academic achievement

When kids can read at or above grade level, they can graduate with honors.

3.07

Average GPA
(Out of 4.0)

91%

Passed all
classes

72%

Made all ABCs

Body

Addressing barriers to learning

When basic needs are met, kids’ academic performance and behavior improve.

100%

Hot, nutritious meals

84%

Dental exams

80%

Eye exams

Soul

Providing spiritual discipleship

A relationship with Jesus is the foundation for an abundant life.

82%

Professed
Faith in Christ

30%

Attended
Church

100%

Received First Day
Gospel Welcome Packets

KEPT KIDS GROWING—DURING COVID-19

RESULTS DURING COVID-19


Club Attendance and Retention—Pre-COVID-19

Club attendance and retention

Reasons for disenrollment: Low attendance – 42%; moved or transferred schools – 29%; behavior – 11%; Other reasons – 18%


High school freshmen who graduated from high school: 2019

BTH Matriculation Rates: 2020

Matriculation rates 2020

* 2020 high school graduates who enrolled or are in the process of enrolling in a college, university or certified technical school

MAKING THE SOLUTION POSSIBLE MAKES SENSE.

For a person with a bachelor’s degree, the average earnings over a period of 40 years is $2.4M—more than twice the average for someone with a high school diploma, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In contrast, every high school dropout who enters a life of crime and drugs costs society an average of $2.1M over his or her lifetime.

The difference of $4.5M compared to the $110,500 that we invest in each child over a 17-year period represents an ROI of 42 dollars for every dollar you invest. And this doesn’t include the “compounding” effect of transforming lives generations to come.