Education & Career

EDUCATION & CAREER 

Money Matters: Make It Count
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. 


Diplomas to Degrees (d2D) 
Diplomas to Degrees (d2D), BGCA’s new 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. 


Graduate for Más
Graduate for Más is a program track offered to Club members in partnership with Taco Bell Foundation, as an extension of Taco Bell Foundation’s national initiative that provides tools and resources to teens while tracking their progress toward graduation and life goals.


Summer Brain Gain
Summer Brain Gain is a fun, educational program that aims to prevent summer learning loss and keep kids on track for the coming school year.


Summer Brain Gain: READ!
Supported by Staples, Summer Brain Gain: READ! is a 12-week summer reading program to improve the reading skills of youth with a new book presented each week per age group.

My.Future
The My.Future initiative transforms the way young people use technology in Clubs. Supported by Comcast, My.Future encourages youth to develop digital literacy and earn certifications, or digital badges, as they progress through the learning experiences. Starting with “Essentials,” My.Future provides Club youth with foundational technology skills, then advances to “Extensions” where youth could learn robotics, game design and even online journalism based on their interest pathways. 

DIY STEM 2.0: Hands-on STEM activities for Tweens!
Do It Yourself STEM brings all the fun of scientific exploration into members hands as they work with peers to create cool artifacts that demonstrate scientific principles! 

CareerLaunch
This fun and exciting program, sponsored by Bank of America and Gap Foundation, prepares teens for the world of careers and work. Through CareerLaunch, Club teens 13-18 years old embark on a journey to explore possible vocations, make sound educational decisions and find success in the world of work. 

Power Hour: Making Minutes Count
Power Hour: Making Minutes Count provides Club professionals with the strategies, activities, resources and information to create an engaging homework help and tutoring program that encourages Club members at every age to become self-directed learners.

BE GREAT: Graduate
This program uses the early warning signals -- attendance, behavior and course failure -- to identify youth at risk of dropping out of school.

Junior Staff: Cultivating Tomorrow’s Club Professionals Today
Junior Staff is a small-group program that is both practical and user friendly. It assists Club members ages 13 to 18 in exploring a career in youth or human services, particularly Boys & Girls Club work.
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