Education & Career Programs
BGCA has implemented the programmatic strategy Every Member, Every Year, designed so that all Clubs, no matter their size or resources, can partner with youth, parents, schools and other community stakeholders to implement at least one of three approaches: academic enrichment and school engagement; targeted dropout prevention; and intensive intervention and case management. Our aim is to ensure that all Club members graduate from high school on time, ready for a post-secondary education and a 21st-century career.
These programs help youth create aspirations for the future, providing opportunities for job skills and educational enhancement.
Power Hour is an engaging homework help and tutoring program Monday-Thursday that encourages Club members to successfully complete their homework assignments and become self-directed learners.
Project Learn reinforces the academic enrichment and school engagement of young people during the time they spend at the Club.
Club Tech is an ambitious, multi-year initiative that provides all Boys & Girls Clubs with state-of-the-art software; a comprehensive array of programs to help Club professionals build members’ computer skills and integrate technology in all Core Program Areas.
CareerLaunch encourages teen members to assess their skills and interests, explore careers, make sound educational decisions and prepare to join our nation's work force. Activities include career and education exploration, guest speakers, and field trips.
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.
Diplomas to Degrees (d2D)
BGCA’s new college readiness program 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.