Through collaborations with community partnerships, we are able to offer our members extremely unique, special, and rewarding opportunities. Children are offered programs with college football players, counselors, business professionals and more to learn from every day.
Springfield Public Schools (SPS)
We have a partnership with SPS called Explore Academics where SPS enrolls our members into their online academic programs and we then give them time at the club to work on their math, reading, and coding skills. This will allow our members to decrease their learning loss over the summer.
Springfield Public Library
The Springfield Public Library provides: Summer Reading to Go, which provides reading kits for our clubs where our members are exposed to new books along with reading crafts. Each week a rep from the Springfield Public Library will be at the Clubs at pickup time to pass out fun reading activities for families to do to complete as a family at home.
Pilotline is a film production program where our club teens are able to learn all aspects of film making and at the end of the summer they will create a short film themselves.
Evangel University’s Football team has been mentoring our Club members for the past five years. Every Tuesday in the month of February, about 80-90 football players have gone to each Boys & Girls Club locations and to mentor Club members one-on-one and in groups. This program allows personal time of encouragement and building friendship, as well as group time to play ball and run drills. The players time with the members has made a huge impact, helping members to feel good about themselves, to learn some new athletic skills, and to help build confidence by learning from the example the team members set.
Greene County Health Department
The health department provide us and our members with incredible services and opportunities such as healthy habits courses and other programs to promote healthy living. Along with the programs, they also support our Clubs by providing garden grants. Purpose.
US Cellular provides our clubs with numerous regular volunteers, grants to purchase tablets for our members to use and learn with, as well as assistance with a programming and engineering week to promote STEM education within our Clubs.
Messiah Project and Credo Dance Academy
The Credo Dance Academy allows our kids to learn dance weekly off campus at their dance academy at no cost.
Junior Achievement provides financial literacy programs to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. The program is available for members ages kindergarten-12th grade. The program will foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential.
Community Partnerships of the Ozarks
Too Good for Violence is a program ran through our partnership with Community Partnerships of the Ozarks. Too Good puts social and emotional learning to work through fun and interactive lessons, building the self-confidence young people need to make healthy choices and achieve success. promote positive, pro-social attitudes and behavior, while fostering healthy relationships, resistance to substance abuse and conflict, and resistance to negative peer pressure and influence.