Education & Career Development

Education & Career Development

These are just some of the key programs Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sequoias offers in the Education & Career Development Core Program Area.

Project Learn: Through Project Learn, Club staff use all the areas in the Club to create opportunities for high-yield learning activities, including leisure reading, writing activities, discussions with knowledgeable adults, helping others, homework help, and tutoring and games like Scrabble that develop cognitive skills. Project Learn also emphasizes parent involvement and collaboration between Club and school professionals as critical factors in creating the best after-school learning environment possible.

Power Hour: Making Minutes Count: This daily program designed to help Club members become more successful in school by providing homework help, tutoring, and by encouraging members to become self-directed learners.

Reading Partners is a school year reading program. Volunteers team up with kids read books, take short quizzes to test reading comprehension, and receive incentives for their participation.

Diplomas to Degrees (d2D): BGCS new college readiness program, provides a range of services to guide Club members as they work toward high school graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and career success. Club staff have access to a Facilitator’s Guide with fun high-yield activities and a Teen College Guide, complete with tips on achieving academic success and planning for post-secondary education.

CareerLaunch: CareerLaunch encourages Club members ages 13 to 18 to assess their skills and interests, explore careers, make sound educational decisions and prepare to join our nation's work force. Club staff or volunteers help teens build their job-search skills and job readiness by using the CareerLaunch Facilitator Guide and working with teens individually or in small groups. The CareerLaunch page provides Club teens, staff and volunteers with online career exploration, college and job search information and interactive activities. Mentoring, job shadowing and training opportunities round out the program.

Goals for Growth: This program teaches Club members ages 8 - 12 skills for setting and achieving goals, helps them identify their own strengths, and enhances self-esteem by reinforcing progress and recognizing success in realizing their goals.

Junior Staff Career Development: While working at the Clubs, participants learn valuable job skills for future careers while they run the front desk, supervise the gameroom, and maintain the membership tracking system.

Working On Our Future (WOOF): There are three components to this program that prepares high school students for life after graduation: Academic Success, Job Readiness, and Life Skill Development.

Money Matters: Make It Count is a program for Club members ages 13 - 18, sponsored by the Charles Schwab Foundation, promoting financial responsibility and independence by building teens' basic money management skill

Click here for a description of all Education and Career Development Programs.

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