About the Club
Project Learn is the official title of our Afterschool Program. The program is designed to reinforce the academic enrichment and school engagement of young people during the time they spend at the Club. This strategy is based on research demonstrating that students do much better in school when they spend their non-school hours engaged in fun, but 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, which include leisure reading, writing activities, discussions with knowledgeable adults, helping others, homework help, tutoring and games, that develop young people’s cognitive skills. Project Learn is comprised of educational enhancement, targeted programs, and High-Yield Learning Activities: fun with a purpose!
Power Hour provides opportunities for Club members to receive homework help and tutoring, as well as enhancement activities. Utilizing volunteers, the members are rewarded for participation, behavior, and time-management.
Triple Play: A Game Plan for Mind, Body and Soul is Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s first comprehensive health and wellness program, developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The goal is to increase daily physical activity, teach nutrition and help develop health relationships.
Youth for Unity
Youth for Unity aims to promote and celebrate diversity while combating prejudice, bigotry and discrimination. Through age-appropriate programming, Youth for Unity helps members appreciate themselves as unique and special individuals, understand diversity in society, recognize bias and unfairness and take personal leadership in confronting bias.
SMART Moves (Skills, Mastery and Resistance Training) is a nationally acclaimed, comprehensive prevention program that helps young people resist alcohol, tobacco, drugs and premature sexual activity. Engaging, interactive, group activities are designed to increase peer support, enhance life skills, build resiliency and strengthen leadership skills.
Passport to Manhood
Passport to Manhood promotes and teaches responsibility in Club boys ages 11 to 14. The program concentrates on 14 specific aspects of character and manhood through highly interactive activities.
SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls through dynamic, age-appropriate sessions.