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Education & Career

Boys & Girls Clubs of America 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.

Power Hour: Making Minutes Count is an interactive, after-school homework assistance program for children aged 6 to 18 years. It is encourages young people to view homework as an opportunity to learn to work independently, successfully complete projects on time and feel positive about their school accomplishments. Unlike assignments done in class, Power Hour work is conducted in a non-threatening and fun after-school environment using “Homework Helpers,” adults or older students who supervise completion of a Club member’s homework.

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! is a 12-week summer reading program to improve the reading skills of youth with a new book presented each week per age group, along with supporting activities.
 In addition to two 30-minute reading sessions each week, Club members complete fun activities that bring the book to life.

Project Learn reinforces the academic enrichment and school engagement of young people during the time they spend at the Club. This strategy is based on research demonstrating that students do much better in school when they spend their non-school hours engaged in fun, but academically beneficial, activities.
Project Learn also emphasizes parent involvement and collaboration between Club and school professionals as critical factors in creating the best after-school learning environment for Club members ages 6 to 18.

BE GREAT: Graduate is Boys & Girls Clubs of America's dropout prevention program. This program is designed to enhance each Club member's engagement with learning by providing consistent support from caring and trusted adults in developing the academic, emotional and social skills needed to achieve academic success. This program uses the early warning signals -- attendance, behavior and course failure -- to identify youth at risk of dropping out of school.

Career Launch: Preparing teens for our nation's workforce. Career Launch encourages Club members ages 13 to 18 to assess their skills and interests, explore careers, make sound educational decisions and prepare to join our nation's work force.
Club staff or volunteers help teens build their job-search skills and job readiness.


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