Education & Career

These programs help youth create aspirations for the future, providing opportunities for career exploration and educational enhancement.

Project Learn

Project LearnProject Learn reinforces and enhances the skills and knowledge young people learn at school through “high-yield” learning activities at the Club and in the home. Based on Dr. Reginald Clark’s research that shows fun, but academically beneficial activities increase academic performance, these activities include leisure reading, writing activities, homework help and games like Scrabble® which develop young people’s cognitive skills. Project Learn emphasizes collaborations between Club staff, parents, and school personnel. Formally evaluated by Columbia University, Project Learn has been proven to boost the academic performance of Club members. JCPenny Afterschool is the sponsor of the Project Learn.

Power Hour

Power HourA comprehensive homework help and tutoring program, POWER HOUR is designed to raise the academic proficiency of Club members ages 6-12.

Ultimate Journey

This internationally recognized, award-winning program leads Club members ages 6-12 on a fun-filled journey into the amazing world of plants and animals. The Ultimate Journey motivates young people to develop an understanding of and sensitivity to the environment, helping them build the knowledge and motivation to protect our natural resources.

Goals for Growth

This program teaches young people ages 8-12 skills for setting and achieving their own personal, education and career goals. The Goals for Growth program is sponsored by the Best Buy Children’s Foundation.

CareerLaunch

Career LaunchCareerLaunch TM is a career exploration and mentoring program for teens ages 13-18. This program includes the Career Launch Web site that 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 the teens. The CareerLaunch Portfolio contains a Teen Tips booklet with helpful interviewing and on-the-spot job tips. This program is made possible through a partnership between Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Gap Foundation.

ClubService

This program, the result of a partnership between Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Corporation for National Service (AmeriCorps), provides education awards to Club members ages 17 and 18 and Club alumni ages 19-24 who serve their Clubs and communities. CLUBService recognizes young people’s service, helps them access higher education opportunities and encourages them to pursue future careers as Club professionals.