ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A study conducted by the Institute for Social Research and the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan finds that Boys & Girls Clubs are a good investment.
It shows that every dollar invested in the clubs in Georgia returns $7.20 in earnings and cost savings to communities.
Clubs in Georgia spend $41 million annually on operating costs resulting in $292 million in benefits.
Officials at the clubs in Albany say it's great to have confirmation of the impact the clubs have here.
"We've always known that we've been able to move the needle to provide a quantifiable social return on investment to those who contribute to Boys & Girls Clubs, but this gives an actual number how big that investment is," said Marvin Laster, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany annual Steak N' Burger Dinner will be March 10th at Darton State College.
Celebrity guests will include Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Lenny Wilkens and U.S. Gold Medal Paralympian April Holmes.