Our Programs

Why our programs work. Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia proudly provides a curriculum our national organization has tested and approved in clubs around the country.  Each local Club offers quality programs conducted by trained professionals. We are continually evaluating the needs of our kids and the results of our programs to ensure we are evolving with the changing times. Our youth deserve the best. That is our commitment to you and our youth.


 

Career & Education

 
 

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.

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+ 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. Parental involvement is a key component.

+ Power Hour

Power Hour is a comprehensive homework help and tutoring program. Power Hour is designed to raise the academic proficiency of Club members by ensuring that they have schedule time each week to study with the supervision and assistance of a certified educational tutor.

+ Money Matters

Money Matters promotes financial responsibility and independence among Club members 13 to 18. Participants learn how to manage a checking account, create a budget, save and invest, start small businesses and pay for college.

+ Career Launch

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. Mentoring, job shadowing and training opportunities round out the program.

+ STEM and STEAM

Technology is the future. Whether it is robotics, video gaming, computer engineering, our youth participate in hands on learning. The focus of the programming is to bolster an interest in these areas for career development.


Good Character & Citizenship

Helping youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process is the main thrust of these programs. They also develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to Club and community and celebrating our national heritage. Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia members can learn planning, decision-making and ways to contribute to the Club and the greater Central Georgia community. 

+ Keystone Club

This unique leadership development experience provides opportunities for young people. Youth participate in activities in three focus areas: academic success, community service and career preparation.

+ Torch Club

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 life.

+ Youth of the Year

Youth of the Year is a program designed to promote and recognize service to Club and community, academic performance and contributions to family and spiritual life. Youth are identified and compete to be granted this honor.


Health & Life Skills

These initiatives 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. 

+ Passport to Manhood

Passport to Manhood promotes and teaches responsibility in Club boys ages 11 to 14. Each Club participant receives his own “passport” to underscore the notion that he is on a personal journey of maturation and growth.

+ S.M.A.R.T Moves

(Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) prevention/education program addresses problems such as drug and alcohol use and premature sexual activity. More than simply emphasizing a "Say No" message, the program teaches young people the practice of responsible behavior.

+ Smart Girls

Smart Girls is a health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program. With a focus on guidance toward healthy attitudes and lifestyles, eating right, staying fit, getting good health care and more.


Sports, Fitness & Recreation

Our clubs provide programming to help develop fitness, stress reduction, social and interpersonal skills and a positive use of leisure time. 

+ Triple Play

Triple Play is a comprehensive health and wellness program. The program strives to improve the overall health of Club members by increasing their daily physical activity, teaching them good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships.

+ Play Ball

Play Ball programs help develop fitness, a positive use of leisure time, reduction of stress, appreciation for the environment and social and interpersonal skills. Activities include basketball, volleyball, gyms, playgrounds, and game rooms.


The Arts

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Working with our youth to tap into their creative side is an important part of our programming.  Our programs enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the arts. 

+ Photography/Videography

By tapping into their creative side, kids learn how to capture the world through the lens of a camera. In addition to learning a basic skill set that can open the door for a career in visual arts.

+ Arts Education

Creating visual art is the focus of our program. Our kids will have the opportunity to be creative by drawing and learning more about the history of art.

+ Lyricism

Lyricism 101 is a program designed to cultivate and amplify the powerful, formidable voices of Club teens.