Academic Success

Our Academic Success programs not only assist youth with their current school work but they also offer youth the opportunity to prepare for life after high school through college and career exploration and workforce readiness.

Homework assistance is offered each day after school to help youth successfully complete and submit schoolwork. Power Hour provides club professionals with the strategies, activities, resources and information to create an engaging homework help and tutoring program that encourages club members at every age to become self-directed learners.

Summer Learning Program

Our summer learning program supports youth that have previously experienced or are currently at-risk for a reading or math skill loss during the summer months. Children who regularly attend this program typically show improvement or maintain their reading comprehension, accuracy and fluency levels, as well as improving or retaining their math skills.

Art Education Program

Our art education program includes art activities such as drawing, painting, and sculpting. An annual talent show also provides youth the opportunity to participate in the performing arts.

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  students do much better in school when they spend their non-school hours engaged in fun, but academically beneficial, activities. Project Learn also emphasizes parent involvement and collaboration between club and school professionals as critical factors in creating the best after-school learning environment for club members.

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 members have with these scientific principles.

This fun and exciting program prepares teens for the world of careers and work. Through CareerLaunch, club teens, ages 13-18 years old, embark on a journey to explore possible vocations, make sound educational decisions and find success in the world of work.

The Junior Staff program 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 skills and completing a club apprenticeship.

Diplomas2Degrees provides a range of services to guide club members as they work toward high school graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and career success. Club members learn about making career choices, choosing a college, financing their education and university life. They also visit college campuses to experience the university environment and speak with enrollment advisers.

The My.Future initiative transforms the way young people use technology in clubs. My.Future encourages youth to develop digital literacy as they progress through the learning experiences. My.Future provides club youth with foundational technology skills, then advances to where youth can learn robotics, game design and even online journalism based on their interests.