PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
How we learn and grow together.
Club programs and services promote the youth development strategy by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence – all in a fun and safe environment. Our innovative programs are designed to engage our members in age-appropriate activities that support their academic success, provide expressive and artistic outlets, and help them develop strong, healthy bodies.
Education & Career Development
Club Programs enable youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, set goals, explore careers, prepare for employment, and embrace technology to achieve success in a career.
Literacy skill building for Club Members in 1st-3rd grade. Club Members are assessed at the beginning, middle and end of each school year to track progress and modify the program to best meet the needs of participants. Participants in this program show: increased interest and enjoyment in reading, enhanced vocabularies, stronger relationships with peers and adults, increased confidence & overall participation in both School & Club activities
Provides homework assistance and tutorial services following school.
Increases members’ motivation to learn, improve their grades and provides them with a variety of educational opportunities.
Goals for Graduation
Introduces academic goal-setting through honing future aspirations.
Achievement in Middle School (AIM)
Assists members in goal setting, grade progression, transition into high school and knowledge of A-G requirements. Members participate in weekly workshops such as college and career exploration, High School requirements, A-G planning, virtual campus tours, and more.
Guides teens to meet the academic, financial, and testing requirements for UC, Cal State and private Universities by providing weekly case management, workshops and college visits.
Offers members access to technology, age-appropriate internet safety training, resources and skills to perform better in school and the workplace.
Introduces teens to job-readiness skills such as résumé-building and interviewing skills. Youth are also assisted in job placement.
Develops a qualified, competent and committed workforce needed to fulfill the mission of the Boys & Girls Club Movement by allowing teens to explore a career in youth development or other human services, with a particular focus on Boys & Girls Club work.
Promotes financial responsibility by building money management skills and teaching about bank accounts, budgets, saving and investing.
Character & Leadership
Club Programs empower members to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image and good character, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.
Youth of the Year
Benefits all members ages 14 to 18 years of age who participate through promoting and celebrating service to Club, community and family, academic performance, moral character, life goals, poise and public speaking ability.
Affords teens an opportunity to gain valuable leadership and service experience as they conduct activities in three areas: academic success, career exploration and community.
Engages members in electing officers and working together to implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community, education, health & fitness, and social recreation.
Ages 11-14 (Rock Creek Extension)
Allows teens to provide staff with input on program content, marketing and recruitment efforts. Officers are elected and the board operates similar to community service, granting members experience for clubs such as Rotary or Lions.
Health & Life Skills
Club Programs develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.
Incorporates healthy living and active learning in every part of the Club experience by emphasizing good nutrition, regular physical activity and improving overall well-being.
Increases young people’s understanding and builds the skills they need to achieve healthy relationships free of violence and abuse by allowing Club members to examine their feelings about dating and relationships.
Small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of Club girls.
Helps young people to resist alcohol, tobacco, drug use and premature sexual activity through small-group activities that build resilience and strengthen leadership skills.
Passport to Manhood
Promotes and teaches responsibility in Club boys, with concentration on specific aspects of manhood through highly interactive activities.
Educates members in internet safety skills through engaging multimedia activities and offline interaction with Club professionals in three age-appropriate modules.
Sports, Fitness & Recreation
Club Programs help develop fitness, a positive use of leisure time, reduction of stress, appreciation for the environment and social and interpersonal skills.
Utilizing Boys & Girls Club programs like Triple Play and Healthy Habits Members participate in activities that promote increased knowledge of healthy eating habits and physical activities. Participants also have increased access to healthy food choices through the United Way Supper Program, providing Club Members with a nutritious daily snack.
TRIPLE PLAY a game plan for MIND, BODY & SOUL
Improves Club members’ knowledge of healthy habits, good nutrition and physical fitness; increases the hours per day they participate in physical activities; and strengthens their ability to interact positively with others and engage in healthy relationships.
Encourages youth ages 6 to 12 to increase their overall fitness and health through physical activity and improved nutrition education, while learning the fundamental skills of baseball and softball.
Club Programs enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing.
Developed in collaboration with NAMM, the International Music Products Association, this program encourages Club members to have fun exploring music making and learning to play.
National Fine Arts Exhibit Program
Encourages artistic expression among members through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media and sculpture displayed at local and regional exhibits.
ImageMakers National Photography Program
Introduces Club members to the enjoyment of practicing black-and-white, color, digital and alternative process photography.
Digital Arts Suite and Festivals
Ages 6-18 / Ages 10-18
Teaches members how to create computer-generated art & design through three levels of animated lessons online and participation in instructor-led group activities