Specialized Programs

These initiatives focus on meeting the significant and specific needs identified within Boys & Girls Clubs. Their broad scope complements several or all of our core program areas.

  • My.Future
    My.Future helps young people develop the technology skills necessary to succeed in school and in the job market.  My.Future is a significant multi-year initiative that provides all Boys & Girls Clubs with technology educational programming in digital literacy, robotics, media making, coding and more. Moreover, it has enabled BGCA to evolve policy practices around personal devices, design of technology spaces incorporating “maker studio”…

  • MyClubMyLife.com
    Myclubmylife.com is Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s website to reach and inspire teens.  BGCA created myclubmylife.com to provide an engaging digital platform that connects teens to life-changing programs, valuable resources and unique opportunities. Myclubmylife.com reaches teens where they are – online – in an effort to enhance the teen programming that takes place within the Club, as well as to…

  • Teen Initiative
    The Teen Initiative provides program resources, grant funding, training and technical assistance to Club staff and boards so they can deepen their impact on teens in their communities.Teens are not simply “older children” – they have reached a developmental stage that requires a different strategic approach to recruitment, retention, marketing, staff interaction, use of space and programming. In addition, the…

  • Youth for Unity
    Through a comprehensive set of interventions, the Youth for Unity program aims to promote and celebrate diversity while combating prejudice, bigotry and discrimination.  Youth for Unity features age-appropriate programming for youth ages 6 to 12, teens and parents; training and resources for Club professionals; and a leadership awards program. The program builds the capacity of local Clubs to help their members…

  • Latino Outreach
    The Latino Outreach Initiative provides Clubs with effective strategies to reach, serve and empower Latino youth and families.  Reaching out to the Latino community requires no additional funding and combines a successful outreach approach with best practices collected from extensive field tests. It has five components. Outreach involves engaging Latino youth and families through word-of-mouth referrals, face-to-face contacts, community collaborations, special…

  • Together We Can: Comprehensive Approaches to Youth Gangs
    DELINQUENCY AND GANG PREVENTION INITIATIVEThis community-based initiative targets young people ages 6 to 18 that are at high risk for involvement or are already involved with delinquency and gangs.  These youth and teens are directed to positive alternatives and learn about violence prevention. Clubs collaborate with local partners to mobilize resources, recruit hardto- reach youth, mainstream them into appropriate Club programming…

  • Family PLUS
    The Family PLUS initiative enables Clubs to partner with families and collaborate with other community agencies to ensure the positive development of youth through programming, resources and support. The model has five key components. The Family PLUS (Parents Leading, Uniting, Serving) initiative provides additional support for Club members and their families, both traditional and non-traditional. Kinship care programming provides knowledge and resources to…

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