BOYS & GIRLS CLUB PROGRAMS
TEENSupreme Keystone Club – Keystone Clubs consist of an adult advisor and eight to fifteen young men and women who elect their own officers, plan and implement their own activities in six core areas: character and leadership, service to club and community, education and career exploration, free enterprise, unity, and social recreation.
National Fine Arts Exhibit Program – This program develops creativity and cultural awareness through visual arts. This program gives club members the opportunity to showcase their artwork within the community. Local exhibits are in January with regional exhibits in March and national exhibits in May.
Project Learn – Project Learn reinforces and enhances the skills and knowledge young people learn at school during the hours they spend at the Club. This is accomplished by spending non-school hours engaged in fun and educational activities while helping with homework help and tutoring, high-yield learning activities (HYLAs), school collaboration, and incentives given for participating.
Torch Club – The Torch Club is a chartered, small-group leadership and service club for boys and girls. Club members work together to plan and implement activities in four areas: service to the club and community, education, health and fitness, and social recreation.
Money Matters – This program helps teens gain useful knowledge and skills on various aspects of financial literacy, including managing a checking account, budgeting, saving, investing, entrepreneurship, and paying for college.
Club Tech – programs that span the five core program areas of Skill Tech and Skill Tech II cover basic software, hardware, and networking skills. T3 is a small-group, teen leadership club. The Digital Arts Suite consists of five programs in technology and the arts: web design, graphic design, digital photography, music-making and movie making. Core Tech and the Activity Exchange, and the YouthNet Web site.
Smart Moves – This comprehensive prevention program helps young people resist alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs and avoid premature sexual activity.
Youth of the Year – This popular recognition program promotes and celebrates young people’s service to the Club, community, and family, academic performance, moral character, life goals, poise, and public speaking abilities.
Fitness Authority – Fitness Authority is designed to help motivate Club members to set personal fitness goals and increase their activity levels. The program features 12 weekly fitness-enhancing sessions for each of three age groups: 6-9, 10-13, and 14-18. The club-wide Pentathlon is held January – April, with the Regional Heptathlon in June/July and the National Decathlon in August.
Power Hour – Power Hour helps young people develop academic, behavioral, and social skills through homework completion.
Dragonfly Quest – Dragonfly Quest is a member-driven program that shows Club members how to conduct their own investigations using the scientific method. This program develops member skills in several areas, including science, math, and language arts.
Job Ready – Job Ready teaches older teens effective job skills that will help them gain employment and develop transferable work skills that prepare them for future careers. It builds on the U.S. Department of Labor Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) Report, which identifies the skills and knowledge required for meaningful and productive work in today’s labor market.
Goals for Graduation – Goals for Graduation enhances young people’s ability to develop, set, and achieve appropriate academic goals and further their success in school. Members set achievable “Know-I-Can” Goals, more challenging “Think-I-Can” Goals and annual “Believe-I-Can” Goals.
Passport to Manhood – This program teaches and promotes responsibility, reinforces positive behavior, and develops character in adolescent males. Passport to Manhood concentrates on specific aspects of manhood through highly interactive activities.
Youth for Unity – Youth for Unity promotes and celebrates diversity and prevents prejudice, bigotry, and discrimination.