Education & Career Development
These programs help youth create aspirations and goals for the future, providing opportunities for career exploration and educational enhancement. Programs in this core program area enable youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, as well as apply learning to everyday situations and embrace technology to achieve success in a career.
A comprehensive homework help and tutoring program, POWER HOUR is designed to raise the academic proficiency of Club members Kindergarten through 5th Grade. All children complete their homework for the first hour they are in the club. Staff members are on hand to assist all children with their homework. A special recognition party for all members who make the honor roll is given each nine weeks.
Junior Staff is a program that assists Club members ages 13 to 18 explore a career in youth or human services, particularly Boys & Girls Club work. Young people prepare for future roles as human services professionals by participating in career development activities, discovering the importance of community service, building customer service skills and completing a Club apprenticeship.
Created with the Charles Schwab Foundation, this financial literacy program was designed specifically to help teens (ages 13 to18) expand their knowledge of money management and learn the skills that lead to financial independence and well-being. The Money Matters: Make It Count program consists of five components: Teen Personal Finance Guide, Program Facilitator’s Guide, Money Matters Web site, Schwab eEmployee Volunteer Program and the Money Matters Awards.
CareerLaunch™ is a career exploration and mentoring program for teens ages 13-18. This program allows teens to take an interest survey, explore careers, identify training or college requirements, seek out financial aid and play skills-building games. There’s also an easy-to-use Career Exploration Quick Reference Guide with a broad range of career planning and job skills activities that Club staff or volunteers can use with teens. The CareerLaunch Portfolio contains a Teen Tips booklet with helpful interviewing and on-the-spot job tips.