Education and Career

Skill Tech II: A Club Tech Curricula

Skill Tech II teaches advanced, yet practical, technology skills to Club members. It features eight-session modules in either English or Spanish for beginner, intermediate and advanced skill levels. Participants learn about hardware identification and installation, networking and technology-related careers.

Skill Tech Basic Training: A Club Tech Curricula

Skill Tech: Basic Training is an engaging, hands-on program that appeals to members of all ages and technical abilities. Through three levels of animated online lessons in either English or Spanish and instructor-led group activities, members learn skills in various Microsoft software programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher and Digital Image Pro.

Robo Tech: A Club Tech Curricula

Robotics may seem daunting, but the Robo Tech program, for members ages 6 to 13, is an easy and fun way to explore science, technology, engineering and math. Using Lego Mindstorms® -a self-contained kit that provides an introduction to robotics- members, working in groups, use the kits and tutorials to build and program a robot that interacts with its environment in numerous ways.

Game Tech

Game Tech provides Club members, ages 10 to 13, a fun introduction to the field of video game development and principles of game design, animation mechanics and software. Working both digitally and non-digitally, members learn to animate a character and begin the process to design their own video game.

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 out of school.

Junior Staff: Cultivating Tomorrows Club Professionals Today

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 skills and completing a Club apprenticeship.

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.

Power Hour: Making Minutes Count

Power Hour: Making Minutes Count 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.

Other Programs Offered

+ Be a Bookworm!

+ Be Smart: Tutoring

+ Joys of Literacy

+ Project Genius

+ Money Matters

Great futures are only one step ahead

+ A safe place to learn and grow...

+ Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals...

+ Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences...

+ Hope and opportunity.




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