Education & Career Development Programs
These programs are designed to ensure that all Club members graduate from high school on time, ready for a post-secondary education and a 21st-century career. We want to help our members build a strong foundation to realize their goals. Our educational programs allow young people to explore their options and reach their full potential.
The Boys & Girls Clubs’ unique approach to workforce readiness prepares youth for success in their first jobs and helps them develop a plan to achieve their chosen careers.
The NBA Math Hoops program is a dynamic experience that features digital and physical games, classroom curricula, and community events that allow students and educators to explore fundamental math and social-emotional skills through the game of basketball. All program content is developed in alignment with Common Core State Standards and 21st Century Learning Skills, and has been shown to improve students’ foundational math and social-emotional skills.
Career Launch encourages Club members ages 13 to 18 to assess their skills and interests, explore careers, make sound educational decisions and prepare to join our nation’s work force. Teens build their job-search and job-readiness skills and have opportunities to learn about various career paths through post-secondary school visits and business tours.
Students do much better in school when they spend their non-school hours engaged in fun, academically beneficial activities. Through Project Learn, Club staff use all the areas and programs in the Club to create opportunities for these high-yield learning activities, including leisure reading, writing activities, discussions with knowledgeable adults, helping others, homework help, tutoring and games that develop young people’s cognitive skills. Project Learn also emphasizes parent involvement as well as collaboration between Club and school professionals.
Page Turners Literacy Tutoring Program
Is offered at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Foster, Badger, Little Chute, and Menasha (for students in grades K-3)
Page Turners Literacy Tutoring program’s goal: to increase the third-grade reading ability for students at the bottom 20 percent of reading proficiency.
By fourth grade, students who cannot read proficiently are on the high school dropout track. The ability to read by the end of third grade is essential to increasing the number of children who succeed academically, graduate on time, and do well in life and the workforce.
Students in the Page Turners program meet weekly with a certified teacher and volunteer tutors who cooperate with the student’s classroom teachers. The weekly meetings with caring adult tutors create strong bonds increasing the program’s impact as well.Enrollment Form
*Youth who have been accepted into the Club’s Summer Program or AASD Summer School Programs at the locations this program is offered can complete the above enrollment form to sign up their youth for Page Turners.
Power Hour offers a structured time and place for Club staff, academic tutors and volunteers to help members understand and complete their homework assignments on time. Members are better prepared for classes and proud of their hard work and accomplishments. This program also helps members become self-directed, resourceful and independent learners.
The Club’s STEM programs empower youth to create new solutions to real-world challenges. Club members are developing a foundation of technology skills by exploring computer science, building mobile apps, designing robots, and more! This project-based approach develops digital-age literacy, inventive thinking, problem solving and other 21st century skills critical to success in the STEM workforce and beyond. After-school and summer learning environments provide unique opportunities to advance STEM knowledge and increase interest in STEM-related careers.
Summer Brain Gain
Developmentally appropriate, project-based learning experiences are designed to keep young people engaged throughout the summer. Club or Youth Center youth can stay on track while having fun with their peers, exploring new topics and ideas, and learning important skills along the way.
Junior Staff 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. The program develops Club members’ interpersonal skills, work ethic, and sense of community responsibility.
Explore this digital space where members can learn, earn, share, and engage. Learn more and sign up at https://www.myfuture.net/
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