Character & Leadership Development

Programs in this Core Program Area empower youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.

  • Youth of the Year
  • Torch Clubs (preteen community service club)
  • Keystone Clubs (teen community service club)
  • Community Service Projects
  • Special Events (American Heritage day, Martin Luther King celebration, etc)

 

Education & Career Development

Programs in this Core Program Area 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: Making Minutes Count (after school tutoring)
  • Project Learn
  • YEO job training program for teens
  • Reading program with Springfield/Greene County Library
  • BE GREAT: Graduate
  • Money Matters: Make it Count
  • Summer Brain Gain
  • CareerLaunch
  • Technology labs
  • Boys & Girls Club Scholarship program

 

Health & Life Skills

Develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals, and develop the competencies to live successfully as self-sufficient adults.

  • Mission to Mentor
  • Mental Health Program (provides individual and group counseling, staff and parent training)
  • Healthy Meals (served 108,637 meals and 82,441 healthy snacks in 2015)
  • Passport to Manhood
  • SMART Moves
  • Ronald McDonald Tooth Truck dental services
  • Triple Play
  • Family events (Banquet of Champions, Holiday dinners, seminars)
  • Foster Grandparent program
  • Meth Smart
  • KAA Camp (We will send approximately 70 youth for a one week camp)

Sports, Fitness, Recreation

Develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, stress management skills, appreciation for the environment, and social and interpersonal skills.

  • Baseball
  • Basketball Leagues
  • Volleyball
  • Flag Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming (Pool at our Musgrave Unit)
  • Junior Golf
  • Tennis
  • Games Room activities and tournaments
  • Gym Activities
  • Field trips (Cardinals games, Lasers tennis, Bears, Panthers and Crusaders games)
  • Visits by national sports figures (Kurt Warner, Brett Favre, Bobby Knight, Drew Brees, Nick Saban, Bob Gibson)

 

The Arts

Enable youth to develop their creative and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of visual and tactile arts and crafts, performing arts and creative writing.

  • Choir
  • Piano and Guitar Lessons
  • Drama Club
  • National Art Contest
  • Fine Arts Program
  • Creative Writing Class
  • Field Trips
  • Kids on the Block Program
  • B&G Club Image Makers photography program
  • Fashion Club
  • Digital Arts Program