The innovative programs we offer – many created by Boys & Girls Club of America—are designed to empower youth to excel in school, become good citizens, and lead healthy, productive lives. For kids and teens of all ages and interests.

ENGAGE. INSPIRE. EMPOWER.

 

Summer Brain Gain

All Ages

Comprised of one-week modules with fun, themed activities for elementary school, middle school, and high school students and is aligned with common core anchor standards, Summer Brain Gain helps prevent youth from falling behind and losing academic skills while school is out. Supported by Disney, each module takes a project-based learning approach: youth engage in a process of learning through discovery, creative expression, group work and a final project or production. As a result, kids develop higher-order thinking skills through the Summer Brain Gain modules while staying on track for the coming school year.

 

Why Summer Brain Gain?

Each summer in America, an estimated 43 million children in the U.S. miss out on expanded learning opportunities that could prevent them from falling behind. During summer, most youth lose about two months’ worth of math skills. Low-income youth also lose more than two months’ worth of reading skills, while their middle-class peers make slight gains.

Summer learning losses can stack up from year to year, causing low-income children to fall further and further behind, ultimately endangering their chances of high school graduation. More than half of the achievement gap between lower-and higher-income youth can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities.

 

Power Hour: Making Minutes Count

All ages

This homework help and tutoring program helps provides members with the support, resources, and guidance to complete their homework and enables Clubs to provide extra attention and assistance to members in need of motivation & direction for school work.

As members complete assignments & bonus activities, they accumulate Power Points, which may be used to obtain Power Rewards like prizes, activities and incentives. Power Hour also offers tutoring assistance for Members who need additional work in certain areas.

This program allows members to be better prepared for classes, develop a deeper understanding of the material, and develop valuable organizational skills including time management, prioritizing, and task completion. By consistently completing their homework, members can see long-term improvements in their grades and test scores.

 

<Monroe/>COMPUTE$

All ages, parents also invited

Monroe/>COMPUTE$ is a Computer Science and Internet Technology skill development initiative is a self-paced program lead by Key West High School IT/computer science Teacher Ebenson Michelin and assisted by Key West High School students who are certified to teach the program. Participants will learn proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, with the completion of all three certifying them as Microsoft Office Specialists (MOS).  Call the Club for current schedule.

 

Torch Club: Supporting Endangered Butterflies

Created and led by Teen Director Melissa Macey, members plant and care for a Milkweed butterfly garden then tag Monarchs hatched in screened cloth containers and release for their Mexico migration.