Our members understand that learning happens year-round and continue practicing skills during both the summer and school year. The Club stresses that self-improvement and a fulfilling life is one filled with learning and overcoming challenges.
Graduate is a dropout prevention program that’s designed to enhance each Club member’s engagement with learning by providing consistent support from caring and trusted adults in developing the academic, emotional and social skills needed to achieve academic success.
This program uses the early warning signals — attendance, behavior and course failure — to identify youth at risk of dropping out of school.
This small-group program assists Club members ages 13 to 18 in exploring a career in youth or human services, particularly Boys & Girls Club work.
Young people prepare for future roles as human services professionals by participating in career development activities, discovering the importance of community service, building customer service skills and completing a Club apprenticeship.
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This program encourages artistic expression among Club members ages 6 to 18 through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media and sculpture.
Staff guide youth through the various art projects with step-by-step instructions.
Power Hour provides members with engaging homework help and a tutoring program that encourages Club members at every age to become self-directed learners.
Project Learn reinforces the academic enrichment and school engagement of young people during the time they spend at the Club.
This strategy is based on research demonstrating that students do much better in school when they spend their non-school hours engaged in fun, but academically beneficial, activities.
Club staff create high-yield learning activities, which include leisure reading, writing activities, discussions, homework help, tutoring and games, that develop young people’s cognitive skills. Project Learn also emphasizes parent involvement and collaboration between Club and school professionals as critical factors in creating the best after-school learning environment.