Academic Success

The Boys & Girls Clubs offer opportunities to help all kids overcome the achievement gap.

It’s more than just reading, writing and problem solving. It’s exploring, experimenting and expanding upon the lessons learned during the school day that helps our Club members succeed in the real world. The Club helps our members get inspired to want to build a better future for themselves. Educationally-enriching activities in every area of the Club – from the art room, to the gym, to the gamesroom – are implemented to build skills to compliment Club members’ traditional academic instruction and spark young people’s thinking.

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These are just some of the key programs Boys & Girls Clubs offers that are focused on our Academic Success Priority Outcome:

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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.

Career Launch:
This fun and exciting program prepares teens for the working world. Club teens 13-18 years old embark on a journey to explore careers, make sound educational decisions and find success in the world of work. The program, sponsored by Bank of America and Gap Foundation, contains 20 sessions full of interactive activities designed to help teens prepare for 21st Century careers.

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The Arts:
This year-round program encourages artistic expression among Club members ages 6-18 through nine different categories of visual arts including monochromatic and multi-colored drawing, oil painting and watercolor, printmaking, collage, mixed media, pastel and group projects while providing opportunities for members to create artwork for display in a local exhibit.

Summer Brain Gain:
Summer learning loss has a devastating effect on America's kids, especially those who don't participate in enriching summer activities. That's why Boys & Girls Clubs of America is pleased to present Summer Brain Gain – a fun, interactive learning program designed for summer in the Club!

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