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.

MIND


Passed all classes

86%

86% passed all of their classes.

Made all ABCs

64%

64% made all ABCs.

Average GPA
(out of 4.0)

2.81

2.81 Average GPA.

BODY


Hot, nutritious meal

100%

100% offered a hot, nutritious meal every day

Dental checkups and cleaning

100%

100% received dental checkups and cleaning (153 received additional dental care)

Eye exams

92%

92% received eye exams (342 received eyeglasses)

SOUL


Professed faith

82%

82% professed faith (Q4 to Q4). 1% increase from 83% (Q1-Q4)

Attended church

19%

19% attended church (Q4 to Q4). 39% decrease from 31% (Q1-Q4)


Club Attendance and Retention

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.