Our Programming

About our programs:

Boys & Girls Clubs of America has a lineup of tested, proven, and nationally recognized programs that address today's most pressing youth issues. These programs are designed to teach young people the skills they need to succeed in life. Locally, the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County has implemented many of the nationally commissioned programs. We have also worked with other local agencies to design and implement other superb programs and activities.


The Boys & Girls Club develops programs around five Core area's: 

  1. Character & Leadership

  2. Education & Career Exploration 

  3. Health & Life Skills

  4. The Arts

  5. Sports, Fitness, & Recreation


Through the Formula For Impact model, the Boys & Girls Club intends to: improve each child's academic success, develop good character and citizenship in each club member; and promote healthy lifestyles among our youth.  The Formula For Impact is a road map for Boys & Girls Club to develop a positive club environment that promotes regular attendance.  Add in programs that address and educate on specific needs in our community (such as teen pregnancy, needed homework assistance, and the implementation of goal setting) and the formula is complete. 

Project Learn is one example of what goes on in your local Boys & Girls Clubs.

Project Learn reinforces academic enrichment and school engagement. This program 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. Through Project Learn, Club staff uses all the recources in the Club to create opportunities for these high-yield learning activities. Some of the activities include: leisure reading, writing activities, discussions with knowledgeable adults, helping others, homework help, tutoring, and games (such as Scrabble) that develop young people’s cognitive skills. Project Learn also emphasizes parent involvement, and encourages collaboration between the Club and school professionals. The combination of al these critical factors are used to create the best after-school learning environment for all Club members ages 6 to 18.


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Power Hour: Making Minutes Count helps Club members ages 6-18 achieve academic success specifically by providing homework help, tutoring, 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. 
These are just a few of our programs. To learn more about programming, please contact us. We would love to hear from you!

At The Core...

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We Strive For Fun!