Academic Success

Academic Success

Academic Success

Young people who drop out of high school are significantly less likely to secure a good job, earn an adequate salary and have a promising future. 

High school graduation is a top priority at the Boys and Girls Club for every member we serve. In partnership with our local schools, Club members receive daily homework help and individual tutoring sessions.

Programs That Work

Power Hour: Making Minutes Count
a homework help & tutoring program
Power Hour
The Power Hour materials provide practical tips and best practices for recognition and incentives, behavior management, volunteer recruitment and training, collaboration with other organizations and use of technology and the Internet.

a college readiness program
Diplomas to Degrees (d2D) is 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.

Summer Brain Gain
diminish summer learning loss
Summer Brain Gain
The Summer Brain Gain program consists of six weeks of fun, engaging, theme-based activities taking place throughout the summer. The main goal of the program is to diminish summer learning loss. The learning modules are divided into three distinct grade groups: elementary, middle school, and high school.  

Brain Gain includes a mix of individual and small group activity, social-emotional or team-building exercises, Arts, English/Language Arts, writing, science and mathematics, outdoor activities and field trips, and a final product show or culminating event to which the public and families will be invited.
Money Matters
a financial literacy program
Money Matters
The goal of the Money Matters program is to promote financial responsibility among teens by building money management skills. Many young adults advance into adulthood without learning the necessary skills for financial independence and well-being. 

Boys & Girls Club members ages 13-18 are eligible for this program.

Money Matters was made possible through the Charles Schwab Foundation and was made possible through its funding. The program features:
• The Teen Personal Finance Guide: a fun, innovative, and useful tool for teens to learn skills like balancing a checkbook, creating a budget, and investing for college and retirement.
• The Money Matters Website ( allows interactive learning where members can put their lessons to the test through online activities.  
provide Science, Technology, Engineering and Math learning opportunities
DIY STEM program is in place to promote interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics among BGC Members.

Boys and Girls Club members ages 9-12 are eligible to participate.

DIY STEM is an activity-based program that helps young adults make connections between scientific principles and real-world application, and focuses on six main areas:
• Energy and Electricity
• Engineering Design
• Food Chemistry
• Intro to Aeronautics
• Intro to Robotics
• Science of Sports: Football (coming in 2016) 
REAL cents, REAL change
designed to further enhancement and empowerment of teens through education, leadership, and philanthropy
REAL cents, REAL change
This learning series is designed to further enhance and empower teens through education, leadership, and philanthropy. Boys & Girls Club members will learn basic skills of financial management and philanthropic service. Our objectives include:
• Gain knowledge about personal finances, wealth stewardship, and philanthropic work
• Strengthen self-awareness, creativity, and time-management skills
• Develop and understand basic financial management skills such as budgeting, debt avoidance, financial planning, and savings
• Create and develop a philanthropic giving plan
• Understand the crucial nature of creating a sustainable existence for themselves and others

This program is implemented through a partnership with the Auburn University College of Human Sciences, and the Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies .
Junior Staff Program
promotes leadership and the development of career preparation
Junior Staff Program
Junior Staff Program is a practical, small-group program that assists Club teens in exploring youth development careers. With the generous support of AT&T, the program has been redesigned to provide an engaging environment for teens.

Members ages 13-18 are eligible for this program.

Junior Staff provides teen members with age-appropriate, skill-building opportunities and hands-on Club work in four areas:
• Career development
• Apprenticeship
• Customer service
• Community service
enables youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through skill-building and the appreciation of the arts
The ARTS program provides children and teens with the opportunity to express themselves creatively, build confidence, learn new skills in the visual and preforming arts, and showcase the artwork of Club members to the community.

Members ages 6-18 are eligible for this program.

This program is designed to enable Club members to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through visual and preforming arts.  
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