REALTOR® Associations Partner with the Boys & Girls Club of America

For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America ( has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,100 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta.

Fulfill Core Standards

Local, state, and territorial associations of REALTORS®, as a condition of membership in the National Association of REALTORS®, must meet NAR’s Organizational Alignment Core Standards. By your Association volunteering with the BGCA, you fulfill the following Core Standard requirement: By working with your local Boys & Girls Club to arrange volunteer resources, your Association will fulfill the community outreach initiative of investing in your community.


A. Core Standard: Every association will engage in not less than four meaningful consumer engagement activities annually, reflected by:

(i) Being the “Voice for Real Estate” - promoting market statistics and/or real estate trends and issues (e.g., release through press releases, interviews, etc. of MLS statistics, local market statistics, NAR research reports, local/state analysis of NAR statistics, etc.);

(ii) Community involvement - promoting the value proposition of using a REALTOR® and/or engaging in community activities which enhance the image of the REALTOR®;

(iii) Advocacy efforts - engaging the public in legislative/political issues that impact real estate and related issues; and

(iv) Community investment – Organizing human resources (i.e., assisting in a Habitat for Humanity build, etc.) or fundraising for the benefit of charitable/community organizations.

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