The heart of our programs is the relationship we build with each member. We provide a nurturing and challenging environment that stimulates thinking and brings about a sense of belonging to a community that cares for one another. In creating our programs, our team starts with a whole-child approach; we focus on three overarching types of activities with the intent to promote positive development in each area.
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.
diplomas2Degreee, a 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.
Project Learn reinforces the academic enrichment and school engagement of young people during the time they spend at the Club. Project Learn serves as our One-on-One Tutoring Program by matching members who need more help with caring volunteers that guide and support them.
Money Matters promotes financial responsibility and independence among Club members ages 13 to 18. Participants learn how to manage a checking account, create a budget, save and invest, start small businesses and pay for college.
DIY STEM is an activity-based program that helps young people make connections
between scientific principles and real-world application. We have partnered with other organizations such as Girls Who Code and Science Action Club.
Girls Who Code exposes our young female members to women in various fields who've been successful in incorporating coding with their other passions such as Education, Law, Fashion, Medicine, and Tech.
In Science Action Club members learn about the environment in their community. This will spark their accountability and urgency to help save their community from pollution, extinction of animals, and degradation of the natural microclimates that they inhabit that are specific to the Bay Area.
Summer Brain Gain offers one-week modules with fun, themed activities for elementary school, middle school, and high school students that are aligned with common core anchor standards. In addition, Summer Brain Gain: Read!, a literacy program, complements the larger Summer Brain Gain curriculum.
Triple Play is a comprehensive health and wellness program. It strives to improve the overall health of Club members ages 6-18 by increasing daily physical activity, teaching them about good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships.
SMART Girls provides health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement for girls ages 8 to 17 through dynamic sessions, highly participatory activities, field trips and mentorship, Club girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values.
Passport to Manhood teaches responsibility to boys ages 11 to 14 with sessions that focus on a specific aspect of character and manhood through highly interactive activities.
Our Refuel program provides each member with a nutritious healthy snack so they can take on, homework, jump into projects, and excel during sports.
GOOD CHARACTER & LEADERSHIP
Keystone provides leadership development opportunities for teens ages 14-18 to participate in activities, both in and out of the Club, in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service.
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.
Youth of the Year is Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program. It is our signature effort to foster a new generation of leaders, fully prepared to live and lead in a diverse, global and integrated world economy.