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.
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.
Passed all classes
86% passed all of their classes.
Made all ABCs
64% made all ABCs.
(out of 4.0)
2.81 Average GPA.
Hot, nutritious meal
100% offered a hot, nutritious meal every day
Dental checkups and cleaning
100% received dental checkups and cleaning (153 received additional dental care)
92% received eye exams (342 received eyeglasses)
82% professed faith (Q4 to Q4). 1% increase from 83% (Q1-Q4)
19% attended church (Q4 to Q4). 39% decrease from 31% (Q1-Q4)
Club Attendance and Retention
Reasons for disenrollment: Low attendance – 42%; moved or transferred schools – 26%; behavior – 11%; Other reasons – 21%
High school freshmen who graduated from high school
BTH Matriculation Rates: 2019
* 2019 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.