Education & Career

These programs help youth create aspirations for the future, providing opportunities for career exploration and educational enhancement.

  • Project Learn
    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. Through Project Learn, Club staff use all the areas and programs in the Club…

  • Junior Staff
    Junior Staff is a small-group program that is both practical and user friendly.It 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…

  • BE GREAT: Graduate
    BE GREAT: Graduate is BGCA’s dropout prevention program.This program is 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…

  • Power Hour
    Making Minutes CountThe 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.

  • Money Matters
    Money Matters promotes financial responsibility and independence among Club members ages 13 to 18. Participants learn how to manage a checking account, create a budget, save and invest, start small businesses and pay for college.Program Components· The Money Matters Facilitator’s Guide provides Club staff and volunteers with basic financial information and instructions for the small-group activities that are easy to…

  • CareerLaunch
    Preparing 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.…

    With generous support from Time Warner Cable, Boys & Girls Clubs of America is proud to offer DIY STEM for use by Clubs, other non-profit organizations and the general public.DIY STEM is a hands-on, activity-based STEM curriculum which connects youth to science themes they encounter regularly. Special attention is paid to connections of theory and application and the common interactions…

  • My.Future
    The My.Future initiative transforms the way young people use technology in Clubs. Supported by Comcast, My.Future encourages youth to develop digital literacy and earn certifications, or digital badges, as they progress through the learning experiences.My.Future provides Club staff with fun and engaging project-based teaching experiences to help youth:Understand their media worldIdentify and develop digital interestsEarn certifications as they make progressMy.Future…

  • Summer Brain Gain: READ!
    Supported by Staples, Summer Brain Gain: READ! is a 12-week summer reading program to improve the reading skills of youth with a new book presented each week per age group, along with supporting activities.In addition to two 30-minute reading sessions each week, Club members complete fun activities that bring the book to life.

  • Summer Brain Gain
    Summer Brain Gain is a fun, educational program that aims to prevent summer learning loss and keep kids on track for the coming school year.Supported by Disney and Old Navy, the program is comprised of 17 one-week modules with themed activities for elementary school, middle school and high school students. Each module takes a project-based learning approach; youth engage in…

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