Great careers start with a dream, a smart game plan, and lots of support and encouragement.
Standard Educational Programs
Students get homework help through an intense two- to three-hour after school program. Members read by themselves, to other children, listen to a mentor read, or read to a mentor for 20 minutes. Completed work earns participants points they can redeem every Friday in the Power Hour Store.
Members set long-term career goals and learn about different careers options. They work individually or in groups to build job-search skills and job readiness. College is demystified as youth learn how to choose a college, apply, get accepted and enroll.
Kids get access to technology resources to help them expand creativity, perform better in school and prepare for the workplace. Programs include Computer Basics, Skill Tech I & II, Digital Arts Suite, Netsmartz, Claymation, Technical Training and MyClubMyLife.com.
College Prep/Goals for Graduation/Scholarship Services
As early as ninth grade, kids learn how important grades are for getting into college. They set goals for the school year and throughout high school. College tours, guest speakers and access to various scholarships round out the program.
Goals for Graduation *
It’s never too early to start setting personal, educational and career goals. Goals for Growth teaches young people skills for setting their own life goals, and achieving them.
Teens get coaching on how to find and maintain employment. They learn how to write resumes and fill out job applications, and they take part in mock interviews with professionals.
Teens learn fiscal responsibility and how to manage money.
* Provided quarterly at every club.
Standard Educational Activities
Trivia, math, science, English and more are thoughtfully woven into Club activities. The goal is to combine fun and learning at every opportunity.
Teens are mentored on effective ways to manage time, organize school work and be more productive both at school and with free time.
Through quizzes and fun brain teasers, kids learn to think and work in groups. Trivia games change daily to keep them fresh and interesting.
Entering writing contests helps kids improve writing skills, get national and regional recognition, and increase their chances for scholarship and cash awards. Kids explore genres like poetry, essays, biographies and short stories. Staff members guide them in researching contests and editing their submissions.
Optional Educational Programs
Members talk about what’s going on around the Club, and decide what warrants recognition in a monthly newsletter. They work on computers to publish the news through highlighted stories, interviews, surveys and more.
Members of all ages get the chance to express their creativity through writing.
Junior Staff Program
Teens assist staff with programs, and might even run programs themselves. They contribute to Club atmosphere and learn the importance of communication, job skills and how to manage work, friends and school.
By reading together and independently Club members discover the joy of reading as a leisure activity. Through follow-up activities they discuss why people write, and they get opportunities to create and write their own stories.
Members get to know computers inside and out through online tutorials and programs.T
Standard Practices in the Education Department
Educational Individual Guidance
School Visits and Partnerships