EDUCATION & CAREER
BGCA has implemented the programmatic strategy Every Member, Every Year, designed so that all Clubs, no matter their size or resources, can partner with youth, parents, schools and other community stakeholders to implement at least one of three approaches: academic enrichment and school engagement; targeted dropout prevention; and intensive intervention and case management. Our aim is to ensure that all Club members graduate from high school on time, ready for a post-secondary education and a 21st-century career.
Diplomas 2 Degrees
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.
Power Hour: Making Minutes Count
An engaging homework help and tutoring program that encourages Club members at every age to become self-directed learners.
Through fun, interactive lessons in robotics, animation, computer skills, and coding, Club Tech teaches youth essential digital literacy skills, which are necessary to succeed in school and in the job market.
Prepares teens for the world of careers and work. Through CareerLaunch, Club teens embark on a journey to explore possible vocations, make sound educational decisions and find success in the world of work.
Promotes financial responsibility and independence among Club members. Participants learn how to manage a checking account, create a budget, save and invest, start small businesses and pay for college.
WIA is a program that targets teens that are economically disadvantaged or handicapped and provides them with job skills and a summer job at various community organizations. Every year, 3-5 WIA participants work at the Boys & Girls Club of Saline Co.
The Garden of Hope, Discovery, and Dreams
A project-based learning activity designed to help Club members discover how simple, cost-effective, and nutritious cultivating food at home can be.