Through our fun, life-changing Academic Success programs, Boys & Girls Clubs encourage kids to graduate from high school on time with a plan for the future. We help prepare young people for great futures at every crucial step of their learning journey—from expanding horizons in elementary school to unearthing passions in middle school to embracing subject mastery in high school. In partnership with schools, families and community supporters, Boys & Girls Clubs are celebrating kids’ achievements and enabling our future leaders to fulfill their potential.
There are amazing moments happening inside of our Club doors each and every day! Did you know that Clubs serve over 4 million kids in over 4,000 Clubs across the country? We provide enriching and life-changing programs tailored for each member. See some of these magical moments and what happens inside of our Clubs by meeting some of our amazing members and staff.
Thanks to this program, Eddie had the opportunity to learn science in a different environment after school, making rockets and light bulbs with friends. In partnership with Time Warner Cable, DIY STEM engages Club youth ages 10 to 18 in the "science of every day," focusing on energy and electricity, engineering design, and food chemistry, to provide out-of-school opportunities for critical thinking and peer exchange.
Thanks to this program, Jayda had the opportunity to learn science in a different environment after school, making rockets and light bulbs with friends. In partnership with Time Warner Cable, DIY STEM engages Club youth ages 10 to 18 in the "science of every day," focusing on energy and electricity, engineering design, and food chemistry, to provide out-of-school opportunities for critical thinking and peer exchange.
The timing for Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus' launch of the Summer Brain Gain program could not have been better. Data collected from local schools showed that kids in this area had significant summer learning loss. Following the pilot of Summer Brain Gain, 48 percent of Summer Brain Gain participants made academic gains over the summer, and another 38 percent did not experience any learning loss. Continue reading »
Ashley is a Money Matters program participant and 2007 Money Matters scholarship winner. Today, the financial futures of our nation's teens are more uncertain than ever. That's why Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Charles Schwab Foundation teamed up 10 years ago to launch the Money Matters program to help teens learn how to achieve financial independence and well-being. Money Matters has since benefitted more than 500,000 Boys & Girls Club teens -- and counting.
Christa was named the 2015 Youth of the Year for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast due to her active involvement in the Club and her local community. After taking the Taco Bell Graduate for Mas pledge to graduate from high school on time, Christa worked hard to improve her academic standing to reach this goal and create a plan for her future. She now has interests in aeronautical engineering and aspirations in social work.
Samuel moved to the United States from Puerto Rico just three years before his expected graduation date. With family originally from the Dominican Republic and a childhood in Puerto Rico, Spanish is Samuel's first language. When he came to the states, Samuel had to work hard to learn English in order to reach his academic and career goals. He took the Taco Bell Graduate for Mas pledge and put his studies first... Continue reading »
Globally Competitive Graduates
We believe that every American teen should graduate high school on time, college or career-ready with the skills they need to succeed in today's globally competitive workforce.
21st Century Leaders
We believe that developing America's next generation of world changers begins today. Our country's future depends on responsible, engaged citizens and innovative, resilient leaders!
A Healthier Generation
We believe healthy minds need the support of healthy bodies. A future generation of active citizens begins by building healthy habits in America's kids.