Education & Career Development Programs

Education and Career Development Programs

Programs in Education and Career Development enable youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, apply learning to everyday situations and embrace technology to achieve success in a career.

Power Hour

  • For Ages 6‐18; Aug‐May during the school year
  • A Club‐wide study period, Power Hour offers daily after-school homework help with an emphasis on youth becoming self‐directed learners.

Diplomas to Degrees (d2D): College Readiness for Teens

Diplomas to Degrees (d2D), is a college readiness program that 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.

Project Learn

  • FOR AGES 6‐18; Aug‐May during the school year
  • This comprehensive educational program reinforces school lessons by combining tutoring, school and parental involvement, education games and activities, and academic incentives.

Tutoring

  • For Ages 6‐18; Aug‐May during the school year
  • One‐on‐one attention in communication arts, history, math, and science, with special attention on reading skills.

Skill Tech

Skill Tech is a basic computer skills program that develops Club members’ proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and other productivity software through fun, hands-on, engaging lessons and projects for four age groups.

Skill Tech II: A Club Tech Advanced Skills Program

Skill Tech II teaches advanced yet practical technology skills to Club members ages 6 to 18. Using animated, interactive tutorials on courseware developed exclusively for Boys & Girls Clubs, as well as hands-on, instructor-led group activities, the program introduces members to hardware and networking skills and technology-related career opportunities.

Reading Room

  • FOR AGES 6‐18
  • A quiet space dedicated to reading alone or in groups. A small library provides age‐appropriate reading material on a variety of subjects.

Junior Staff Development Program

  • For Ages 12‐18; Mon‐Thurs, 4:00‐ 8:00pm; yearlong and on‐going
  • Hands on career training including volunteering, mock interviews, and career fairs. Successful participants are eligible to apply for paying positions at the Club.

Mentor St. Louis

Mentor St. Louis is a school-based mentoring program that focuses on enhancing reading skills and building self-esteem. The program supports hundreds of mentor relationships as they provide a wonderful platform for kids to grow academically and personally.

Career Launch Program

  • For Ages 13‐18; yearlong and on‐going
  • Encourages members to develop their skills and interests, explore careers, make positive educational decisions and prepare to join the nation’s workforce.

Money Matters & CitiGroup Financial Education Program

  • For Ages 10‐18; Fall, Spring and Summer Sessions
  • Learn to manage money, open and handle bank accounts, establish credit cards and much more.

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