BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS ACTIVITIES ARE ORGANIZED INTO 3 CORE YOUTH PROGRAM AREAS
Programs in this Core Program Area enable youth to become proficient in:
- Basic educational disciplines
- Apply learning to everyday situations
- Embracing technology to achieve success in a career
Graduate from high school ready for college, trade school, military or employment.
Youth Education Success (Y.E.S.)
Modeled after Boys & Girls Clubs of America's nationally evaluated Project Learn, our Y.E.S. Program is a comprehensive academic success initiative that combines six different components to meet the educational needs of at-risk youth.
These components include:
(1) power hour or homework assistance
(2) i-Ready, a web-based reading and math program
(4) supplemental activities such as reading, art, and educational games
(5) parent involvement and
(6) collaborating with Broward County School Board.
Maximizing Out Of School Time (M.O.S.T.)
M.O.S.T Afterschool year- round and M.O.S.T Summer programs provide a safe, positive environment for elementary school children from the communities surrounding our Clubs. The programs are offered to members age 6-12 currently in grades 1st - 5th. Quality activities provided through the M.O.S.T offer exposure to art, culture, science, and community service while boosting academic achievement, supporting social and physical development, and strengthening children's relationships within their families, schools, and communities.
Youth programs in this Core Program Area:
- Empower youth to support and influence their Club and Community,
- Sustain meaningful relationships with others,
- Develop a positive self-image,
- Participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others' cultural identities
Be an engaged Citizen involved in the community, register to vote and model a stronger character.
The Keystone Club is the Boys & Girls Club Movement's most dynamic teen program. It affords teens an opportunity to gain valuable leadership and service experience. They conduct activities in three areas: academic success, career exploration and community service.
Torch Club is a powerful vehicle through which Club staff can help meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their development.
Torch Club members learn to elect officers and work together to implement activities in four areas of service:
- Club and community,
- health and fitness and
- social recreation
Youth of the Year
Youth of the Year is BGCA's premier youth recognition program for Club members ages 14-18. It promotes and celebrates service to Club, community and family; academic performance; moral character; life goals; and poise and public speaking ability. Each year, a panel of judges selects a local Youth of the Year from finalists chosen at each of our 12 Clubs.
Youth programs in this area develop young people's capacity to:
- Engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being,
- Set personal goals and
- Live successfully as self-sufficient adults
Adopt a healthy diet, practice healthy lifestyle choices and make a lifelong commitment to fitness.
Snack and Supper Program
The Snack and Supper Program offers a free nutritious snack and supper to every member Monday thru Saturday. The program provides our members with the nutrients that they may not be receiving at home due to income insufficiencies or inadequate information on healthy eating behaviors. Snack and Supper also strives to have a lasting impact on our members by introducing them to new, healthy foods that they will continue to incorporate in their diets into adulthood.
In addition to daily physical fitness activities that build aerobic endurance and strength in our members, BGCBC also offers athletic programs that promote teamwork and fair play. Our athletic leagues, which include basketball, flag football, and cheerleading for all ages, allow members to learn about different sports while also working with fellow members.