For over 50 years now, The Salvation Army and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America have teamed up in the promotion of youth development services in the United States. For many of those years, this association existed principally on local and regional levels. Both organizations are now national in scope, each having substantial responsibilities to communities all across our nation. An understanding was reached on the national level on January 1, 1960, setting forth the policies and procedures applicable to The Salvation Army Boys Clubs & Girls Clubs. This agreement was revised in January 2005, and has remained in effect to the present date. Through this partnership, more than 4 million boys and girls have been served in over 3,400 Club locations throughout the country.