Education

These programs are designed to ensure that all Club members graduate from high school on time, ready for a post-secondary education and a 21st-century career.

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Participants in the Project Learn program missed 87% fewer school days when compared with non-Club youth.

2016 National Youth Outcomes Report.

CyberSafety

Ages 11-13
CyberSafety teaches children of all ages how to navigate the online world.

Bullying is a serious concern among youth today and with the steady expansion of the cyber world, bullying has moved beyond a face-to-face problem. Oftentimes cyberbullying takes place through text messages and on social media sites, which allows mean-spirited behavior to follow kids outside of school or other social environments. Cyberbullying can be a one-time thing, but often is done over a long period of time and occasionally anonymously.
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Project Learn

All Ages
Project Learn reinforces the academic enrichment and school engagement of young people during the time they spend at the Club.

Students do much better in school when they spend their non-school hours engaged in fun, but academically beneficial, activities. Through Project Learn, Club staff use all the areas and programs in the Club to create opportunities for these high-yield learning activities, including leisure reading, writing activities, discussions with knowledgeable adults, helping others, homework help, tutoring and games that develop young people’s cognitive skills. Project Learn also emphasizes parent involvement as well as collaboration between Club and school professionals.

DIY STEM

Ages 9-12
Boys & Girls Clubs of America is proud to offer DIY STEM for use by Clubs, other nonprofits and the general public.

DIY STEM is a hands-on, activity-based STEM curriculum which connects youth aged 9 to 12 to science themes they encounter regularly. Special attention is paid to connections of theory and application and the common interactions members have with these scientific principles. DIY STEM currently includes five modules: Energy and Electricity, Engineering Design, Food Chemistry, Science of Sports: Football.
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My.Future

All Ages

My.Future supports BGCA’s new digital programming across all program areas, supports digital recognition in the form of stars, badges and master badges, allows members a safe platform to showcase and share their work locally and nationally, and provides a way for young people to safely socialize with one another across the Movement.

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Summer Brain Gain

All Ages

BGCA is committed to ensuring that America’s youth, especially those who need us most, graduate from high school on time with a plan for the future. That’s why we launched Summer Brain Gain – a summer learning loss prevention program developed specifically for Boys & Girls Clubs to integrate into their traditional summer schedule.

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CareerLaunch

Ages 13-18
CareerLaunch prepares teens for our nation's workforce.

CareerLaunch encourages Club members ages 13 to 18 to assess their skills and interests, explore careers, make sound educational decisions and prepare to join our nation’s work force. Club staff or volunteers help teens build their job-search skills and job readiness by using the CareerLaunch Facilitator Guide and working with teens individually or in small groups. The CareerLaunch page provides Club teens, staff and volunteers with online career exploration, college and job search information and interactive activities. Mentoring, job shadowing and training opportunities round out the program.

Money Matters

Ages 13-18
Money Matters promotes financial responsibility and independence among Club members ages 13 to 18.

The Money Matters provides Club staff and volunteers with basic financial information and instructions for the small-group activities that are easy to implement. The fun, attractive Teen Personal Finance Guide contains practical tips and activities to help teens learn to balance a checkbook, create a budget and save and invest for college and retirement. The Money Matters website helps teens build their money management skills through interactive activities, games and tools such as a savings and financial aid calculator to help them plan for college.

diplomas2Degrees

Ages 13+
diplomas2Degrees promotes the importance of higher education.

diplomas2Degrees (d2D), a college readiness program, guides Club members as they work toward high school graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and career success. d2D helps teens develop both short- and long-term goals, while familiarizing them with post-secondary education through experiences like college tours. It also assists youth in securing financial aid and fosters supportive relationships with adults who can provide support throughout the college experience.

Club Tech

Club Tech is an ambitious, multi-year initiative that provides all Boys & Girls Clubs with state-of-the-art software.

Club Tech is a comprehensive array of programs to help Club professionals build members’ computer skills and integrate technology in all Core Program Areas.

Power Hour

MAKING MINUTES COUNT

The Power Hour materials provide practical tips and best practices for recognition and incentives, behavior management, volunteer recruitment and training, collaboration with other organizations and use of technology and the Internet.