Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s tested and proven programs address today’s most pressing youth issues. Young people learn the skills they need to succeed in life and what could be more important than that?
Teen Center 4:00pm-5:00pm
These games will have specific challenges that will keep the members on their toes and test their witts. Challenges could be that members can only hop on one foot during the game, solve a riddle to move on, work as a team to overcome an obstacle or find the pieces of a puzzle and solve ... Read more
Year Round Programming
CareerLaunch prepares teens for the world of careers and work. Through CareerLaunch, Club members old embark on a journey to explore possible vocations, make sound educational decisions and find success in the world of work. Our focus will be the Teen Center “Snack Shack”.
The Computer Science Pathway, a key component of Boys & Girls Clubs’ Education & STEM programming, invites youth and teens on a journey from their first encounter with code to creative computing.
Students discuss and reflect on the factors and considerations that influence personal food choices; consider the impacts of food choices on personal well-being, the environment, and other people; and debate the questions, complications, and paradoxes associated with the what’s, how’s, and why’s of food choices. We will cook two recipes each lesson that will highlight ... Read more
Running from zombies, navigating a maze looking for keys to escape while avoiding the Crypt Keeper, solving riddles to get to the next room hoping that it will lead to the way out or, gathering up all the power ups so, you can turn the tables on the evil Grog! These games and more await ... Read more
ImageMakers is a year-round program that helps Club members ages 6-18 learn the art and science of photography through multiple categories: Culture and Tradition, Portraits, Nature and Surroundings, Fashion and Style, and Editing and Filter. Photographs are displayed at local and regional exhibits around the world
We will continue playing games but, new rules and creative ideas will be added from what the members came up with during our brainstorming session the previous game day.
This year-round program encourages artistic expression among Club members ages 6 to 18 through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media and sculpture displayed at local and regional exhibits.
The National Photography Program enables youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through the appreciation of photography
Directed by former music teacher Carmen Youra, our members get the special privilege of raising the roof of our club in song. If your child loves to sing, they belong in this club. Participating in concerts around the community, and acting as ambassadors for our club members these kids are singing dancing and having a ... Read more
Thursdays 4:30-5:30 - Session 2
Combining theatre and art, Pinocchio’s Pals is the perfect mash-up for our members to create a new world in the art room. Each activity provides an opportunity for members to imagine a puppet that represents themselves or a character that is as wild as they want it to be. Since there are no cookie-cutter designs ... Read more
Homework-help program encourages youth to be self-directed learners. Power Hour: Making Minutes Count helps Club members ages 6-18 achieve academic success by providing homework help, tutoring and high-yield learning activities and encouraging members to become self-directed learners. Designed specifically to help kids and teens with homework, this program is available after school at Clubs. Dedicated ... Read more
Wednesday 4:30-5:30 - Session 2
This will be the polished version of the game with all the new creative ideas tested and added from last game day. The members will teach the 4th and 5th graders the improved rules as they will be invited down to play the game!
Members will learn how to work in a commercial kitchen setting. We will cover various topics on kitchen safety, sanitation, knife skills, ingredient identification, terminology and healthy food choices. Students will use all kitchen equipment to prepare meals they will then share and evaluate. Students will also be expected to try new foods and to ... Read more
Torch Clubs are chartered, small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11 to 13. A Torch Club is a powerful vehicle that helps Club staff meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their life.
Session 3, Tuesdays 4:00pm-5:00pm
Covering the fundamentals of music theory and learning to play many songs on this whimsical instrument is our goal. Our members get to enjoy lessons lead by our Volunteer Mark Sherer, a former music teacher. Playing silly songs and developing musical ability – what a fun combination!