Junior Staff is a program that assists Club members in 5th grade and up 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 working in the Club’s Snack Shack.
A comprehensive homework help and tutoring program, POWER HOUR is designed to raise the academic proficiency of Club members. POWER HOUR is scheduled for 3:30-4:30 every day the Club is open. Members who complete assignments or participate in reading, writing, or other academic enrichment activities during POWER HOUR earn points.
Project 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 youth’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.