Two-thirds of all jobs in the near future will require some level of postsecondary education or training. Diplomas to Degrees encourages teens to explore their interests and potential careers, helps them map the steps to gaining entry to a postsecondary institution that meets their needs, and develops in them the skills and attributes necessary to succeed after high school.
Each year, one exceptional Club member is selected to be the National Youth of the Year, serving as an ambassador for Boys & Girls Club youth as well as a voice for all of our nation’s young people. Over the decades, these individuals have exemplified the Boys & Girls Club mission and are proof to the impact Clubs make in transforming and saving kids’ lives. National Youth of the Year winners have achieved success in a variety of industries, including entertainment, politics, business and sports.
Opioid and Substance Use Prevention
Opioid and Substance Use Prevention is a resource guide developed in conjunction with leading public health agencies to provide substance-use prevention strategies tailored to Boys & Girls Clubs.
Boys & Girls Clubs are uniquely positioned in their communities to be a key part of the solution, helping to prevent and reduce the negative impact of the opioid and substance use epidemic on youth by:
-Providing high-quality youth development.
-Following and promoting a whole-child health approach.
-Implementing trauma-informed and promising prevention staff practices
-Building stronger community linkages that support substance use prevention
UPS Road Code
UPS Road Code is a global program that teaches safe driving techniques to teens and helps them to “Drive Change” in their communities. • Each participant in the program will be awarded a UPS Road Code Safe Driving for Teens certificate after completing the program. The program focuses on different safety principles, from basic instruction to the consequences of risky behaviors such as talking on cell phones, texting or drinking while driving.
CareerLaunch is BGCA’s job-readiness and career preparation program for teens. It provides fun and interactive activities for youth ages 13 to 18 to explore a broad range of career areas, match their interest to career clusters and identify the skills and education needed for their particular career path. CareerLaunch is designed to support youth in preparing for their first job, internships, summer employment and so much more! The program offers multiple implementation models for staff, which provides maximum flexibility to successfully implement the program.
The new Money Matters curriculum features 25 fun and engaging facilitator-led sessions. Money Matters was designed using the latest research on financial education, behavioral economics and youth development. In our new curriculum, teens develop financial literacy skills that can lead them to workplace readiness, lifelong financial stability and overall success.
Power Hour: Making Minutes Count helps Club members ages 6-18 achieve academic success by providing homework help, tutoring, and high-yield learning activities and encouraging members to become self-directed learners. Printed program materials include a resource guide for program coordinators, homework helpers and tutors and a poster-sized Power Points chart for tracking and rewarding participants’ progress.