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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)

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 (Travis Kelce, Kurt Warner, Brett Favre, Bobby Knight, Drew Brees, and more!)

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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

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)

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