Our Core Programs
Great Futures Start Inside Our Blue Doors
What happens inside the Blue Doors of a
Boys & Girls Club?
At Boys & Girls Clubs of Youngstown, our members can explore innovative programs designed to empower youth to excel in school, become good citizens and lead healthy, productive lives.
Our programs engage, inspire and empower youth.
Living a healthy lifestyle is about making good choices—not just nutrition and fitness, but setting goals and priorities, and avoiding common pitfalls that derail young people on the road to a productive adulthood.
Developing Globally Competitive Graduates
Our programs are designed to ensure that all Club members graduate from high school on time, ready for a post-secondary education and a 21st-century career.
Project Learn reinforces the academic enrichment and school engagement of young people during the time they spend at the Club.
Participants in the Project Learn program reported 87% fewer missed school days when compared with non-Club youth. ~2018 National Youth Outcomes Report
Power Hour: Making Minutes Count provides Club professionals with the strategies, activities, resources and information to create an engaging homework help and tutoring program that encourages Club members of every age to become self-directed learners.
diplomas2Degrees (d2D), a 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.
Money Matters promotes financial responsibility and independence among Club members. Participants learn how to manage a checking account, create a budget, save and invest, start small businesses and pay for college.
DIY STEM is a hands-on, activity-based STEM curriculum which connects youth to science themes they encounter regularly.
...Summer Brain Gain
Summer Brain Gain is comprised of one-week modules with fun, themed activities for elementary school, middle school and high school students that are aligned with common core anchor standards. In addition, Summer Brain Gain: Read!, a literacy program, complements the larger Summer Brain Gain curriculum.
Good Character & Citizenship
Be an engaged citizen involved in the community, register to vote and model strong character.
These programs help youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills to participate the democratic process. Program participants also develop leadership skills and gain opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to Club and community and celebrating our national heritage.
...Youth of the Year
Youth of the Year is Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program. It is our signature effort to foster a new generation of leaders, fully prepared to live and lead in a diverse, global and integrated world economy.
Junior Staff assists Club members ages 15 to 18 in exploring a career in youth or human services, particularly Boys & Girls Club work. Young people prepare for future roles as human services professionals by participating in career development activities, discovering the importance of community service, building customer service skills and completing a Club apprenticeship. The program develops Club members’ interpersonal skills, work ethic and sense of community responsibility.
Adopt a healthy diet, practice healthy lifestyle choices and make a lifelong commitment to fitness.
These Club programs help develop young people's capacity to engage in positive behaviors to nurture their well-being, set personal goals and grow into self-sufficient adults. They're designed to develop physical fitness, reduce stress and promote a positive use of leisure time, appreciation for the environment and interpersonal skills.
Triple Play is a comprehensive health and wellness program. It strives to improve the overall health of Club members ages 6-18 by increasing daily physical activity, teaching them about good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships.
...Passport 2 Manhood
Passport to Manhood teaches responsibility to boys ages 11 to 14 with sessions that focus on a specific aspect of character and manhood through highly interactive activities.
SMART Girls provides health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement for girls ages 8 to 17.
ALL STARS engages Club members 6-18 yrs in high-quality organized flag football, basketball, and soccer programs.