Education

Programs

Education

Power Hour, making minutes count
PowerHour: helps ALL Club members achieve academic success by providing homework help, tutoring, remediation, and high-yield learning activities and encouraging members to become self-directed learners.
Career Launch helps prepare teens for our nation’s workforce.
o CareerLaunch is a job-readiness and career preparation program for teens. It provides fun and interactive activities for youth ages 13 to 18 to explore a broad range of career areas, match their interest to career clusters and identify the skills and education needed for their particular career path. CareerLaunch is designed to support youth in preparing for their first job, internships, summer employment and so much more! The program offers multiple implementation models for staff, which provides maximum flexibility to successfully implement the program.
Diplomas2Degrees – College Readiness for Teens
• Researchers predict more than two-thirds of future jobs will require at least some level of postsecondary education. Yet, only 50 percent of current high school students feel their school has helped them to develop the skills and knowledge needed for success in postsecondary education. As a targeted program for Academic Success, Diplomas to Degrees (d2D) helps teen Club members overcome this college readiness gap by preparing them to succeed as they pursue post-secondary credentials for the modern workforce.
• d2D is a targeted program that encourages teens to make connections between their interests and future career paths, plan and prepare to enter postsecondary education, and develop the social-emotional skills and attributes to be successful in their educational endeavors
Learning to manage your money is a great way to start making the most of your life.
• Money Matters promotes financial responsibility and independence among Club members by building their basic money management skills, learning how to manage a checking account, budget, save and invest. They also learn about starting small businesses and paying for college.
$ky • This is an interactive, web-based game that promotes fiscal responsibility by showing players how every financial decision they make impacts their future.
Project Learn reinforces the academic enrichment and school engagement of young people during the time they spend at the Club.
• Every semester a theme is employed to give a strong structure of academic enhancement for the youth. Under the overarching theme each month has a more specific theme that is then broken into weekly programs. These theme use the Project Learn model described below. Most recently the theme was Harry Potter’s School of Magic – one month was “The Chamber of Secrets” and then a weekly theme: week 1 – The Flyer Car: Evolution of vehicles; Week 2 Muggle Blood: Circulatory system and the components of blood, etc…
• Project Learn is a holistic strategy supporting learning. Project Learn is intended to complement and reinforce what youth learn during the school day, while creating experiences that invite them to fall in love with learning. Rooted in social-emotional development practices, programs in this area enable all youth to be effective, engaged, adaptive learners who are on track to graduate with a plan for the future. As an informal learning space, we have an opportunity to offer both remediation and enrichment, all while inviting youth to discover and pursue passions that connect to future opportunities. Project Learn includes experiential learning, so that youth learn actively, through a “hands-on and mind-on” approach.
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.
• We are committed to providing opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with innovative and creative programs. We provide unique opportunities to advance STEM knowledge and increase interest in STEM-related careers.
•• We use cross-content approach that channels the youths’ natural curiosity into the design process inherent in the arts, our STEM programs empower youth to create new solutions to real-world challenges. This project-based approach develops critical thinking, problem-solving and other 21st-century skills critical to success in the STEM workforce and beyond.
• We also incorporate a strong environmental education into our weekly programs.
Summer Programming
We offer 9 weeks of summer “camp” programs that are theme based. We offer full day and half day programs.
Half Day
• 12-5 Monday – Friday – lunch and snack provided
• $20.00 one-time membership fee
• Activities include: STEM, art, team building, games, sports/recreation

 

Full day
• Morning program focus to prevent summer learning loss
• 7:45 am – 5:00 pm – lunch and snack provided
• $20.00 one-time membership fee
• $40.00 per week (discount is available for multiple children)
• Activities in the AM include: reading, math, science, self-expression and recreation.

 

High School
• Workforce Education; college tours; job shadowing; video and music production, service learning
• $10.00 one-time membership fee
• 2 evenings of extended hours for high school youth only – Monday and Wednesdays 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
College and Career
o CareerLaunch is a job-readiness and career preparation program for teens. It provides fun and interactive activities for youth ages 13 to 18 to explore a broad range of career areas, match their interest to career clusters and identify the skills and education needed for their particular career path. CareerLaunch is designed to support youth in preparing for their first job, internships, summer employment and so much more! The program offers multiple implementation models for staff, which provides maximum flexibility to successfully implement the program.
SAT/ACT preparation and study skills
FAFSA assistance
College tours and fairs

 

Workforce Development and Education
• Career exploration and matching
• first job skills development
• work-based learning experiences
• plan for the future
Learning to manage your money is a great way to start making the most of your life.
o CareerLaunch is a job-readiness and career preparation program for teens. It provides fun and interactive activities for youth ages 13 to 18 to explore a broad range of career areas, match their interest to career clusters and identify the skills and education needed for their particular career path. CareerLaunch is designed to support youth in preparing for their first job, internships, summer employment and so much more! The program offers multiple implementation models for staff, which provides maximum flexibility to successfully implement the program.
Computer Science
Hour of Code
• Learn the basic concepts of computer science
CS Unplugged
• Explore computer science concepts with no need for computers, internet or other devices
App Lab
• Build mobile apps for Android Devices
Digital Literacy Essentials
• Digital Literacy Essentials activities are engaging and exciting project experiences that provide members of all ability levels with a foundation of technology skills that explore digital safety, privacy, digital presence, online communication and the educational fun of retro gaming.
Junior Staff gives teens an opportunity to learn more about mentoring and how they can impact the lives of younger youth in the Club.
Junior Staff is a program for high school Club youth. This program guides the youth in preparing for a career service professions. Through participation in Junior Staff, teens develop interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic and a sense of community engagement while experiencing on-the-job Club work.
Traveling the World with Disney
August – To Africa & South America
  • August 19th-23rd: Lion King-Africa
  • August 26th-30th: Tarzan- Africa
 
September – To North America
  • September 2nd-6th: Brother Bear- Alaska
  • September 9th-13th: A Bug’s Life- Texas
  • September 16th-20th: Oliver & Company-New York
  • September 23rd-27th: Princess & The Frog- New Orleans
  • September 30th-October 4th: The Great Mouse Detective- London, England
 
October – To Europe
  • October 7th-11th: The Sword in the Stone-England
  • October 14th-18th: Tangled – Germany
  • October 21st-25th: Brave- Scotland
  • October 28th-November 1st: Ratatouille- Paris, France
 
November – To Asia & Thanksgiving
  • November 4th-8th: Mulan- China
  • November 11th-15th: Jungle Book- India
  • November 18th-22nd: Squanto : A Warrior’s Tale
  • November 25th-29th: Aladdin – Saudi Arabia/Iran
 
December – To Australia and Christmas
    • December 2nd-6th: Rescuers Down Under- Australia
    • December 9th-13th: Finding Nemo- Great Barrier Reef
    • December 16th-20th: Disney’s A Christmas Carol

 

High School

The fall semester focus for high school youth will be on the social emotional aspects. Using themes based on television and movies, the teens will analyze and break down the themes to relate them to their real lives in hopes of finding solutions to their own problems. Youth will launch a weekly YouTube program to showcase what they are learning.

 

August – Perks of Being a Wallflower

September – DWP

October – Mean Girls

November – Secret Life of the American Teenager

December – On My Block