The Road to Great Futures
Providing a great Club Experience means we meet youth where they are and understand what they need to grow and succeed. In doing so, we emphasize three key outcome areas: Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles. These focus areas provide a platform for helping all kids build the skills and relationships needed to achieve a great future.
Every person has strengths and gaps when it comes to learning—and it’s our job to help kids figure out where their greatest potential lies. Whether through tutoring and homework help, access to technology, college- and career- readiness programs or skills development, Clubs have an outstanding track record of helping young people make academic strides. The success of our programs can be seen by the achievements of our youth, as we guide them along the road to high school graduation, with a solid plan for the future.
In the important hours between when school gets out and dinner is served, we have an obligation to make sure the kids and teens who spend this time with us are achieving social, emotional and physical wellness. From building self-esteem and confidence to providing healthy snacks and activities, the Club offers a breadth of ways that kids can develop healthy habits for life.
Good Character & Citizenship
As youth are taught to be productive, caring, responsible citizens through high-quality programs and staff who model good behavior, they are more likely to carry these values with them when they leave the Club. In addition to fostering accountability, we also help young people develop leadership skills, a sense of civic duty and an understanding of the value of giving back to their community.
Formula for Impact
The Formula for Impact is an adopted strategy created by our National Headquarters and serves as our roadmap to help ensure that Club members achieve our priority outcomes.
Club staff utilize our five key elements for positive youth development:
- Create a safe, positive environment
- Generate fun and foster a sense of belonging
- Encourage supportive relationships with peers and adults
- Provide opportunities and set expectations
- Offer recognition for positive behavior
Combining these elements with high-yield learning activities, targeted programs and regular attendance, at Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club we incorporate this model to achieve success.