These programs give youth the opportunity to practice and develop skills needed to succeed in school, pursue post-secondary education, embrace reading and learning, and gain practical experience with technology. Some of the programs include:
Art encourages creativity, self-expression, communication and analytical thinking. Activities include drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media, sculpture, quilting/sewing and craft projects with artists-in-residence.
The Money Matters program promotes financial responsibility and independence among Club members ages 13-18. Participants learn how to manage a checking account, create a budget, save and invest, start small businesses and pay for college.
The Indiana's Kids program for all 5 of our Clubs provides education, youth development, and career exploration services to youth in grades 1-8 who qualify for Temporary Assistance for Needy Familie
Clubs are visited by professionals who discuss with the members the details and responsibilities of their jobs. So far, visits have featured firemen, police officers, Club parents, BGCK Board members and BGCK administrative employees.
Diplomas to Degrees (d2D) is BGCA's college readiness, access and success program, which provides a range of services to help guide Club members (ages 13-18) through high school graduation and make plans for post-secondary education and career success.
Project Learn reinforces the academic enrichment and school engagement of young people during the time they spend at the Club. Club staff use all the areas and programs in the Club to create opportunities for high-yield learning activities such as leisure reading, writing activities, discussions with...
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.
The Junior Staff program assists Club members ages 13 - 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...