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Teen Center

If you are enrolled in middle school or high school, a full-range of special activities and programs have been designed just for you. The Club is a safe place where you can come to hang out, have fun and spend time with friends. Plus, we have a dedicated Teen Center serving you and your friends only. The Club is open every day after school, and on most holidays. So, just call or stop by to become a member. We'll be happy to give you a tour and help you in completing a membership form.

Our Teen Center has many small areas for you and you friends to hang out, play a variety of games and more.

No getting stuck playing with your little brother or sister here....unless you want to. Leadership opportunities abound as teens are given the chance to captain athletic teams, coach or referee, administer tournaments, or demonstrate projects.

Your club experience is what you make it. There are many programs to take advantage of in addition to hanging out with friends. We aren't offering what you are interested in? Speak with the Teen Director to find out the next steps to getting the programs you are interested in started!


Programs

 

There are many programs offered on a rotating basis throughout the year. These are a few of the many programs offered both in The Club and nationally.

 

Diplomas 2 Degrees

This 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

Money Matters promotes financial responsibility and independence among Club members ages 13 to 18. Participants learn how to manage a checking account, create a budget, save and invest, start small businesses and pay for college.

Money Matters provides Club members with basic financial information and instructions and engages them in small-group activities that are easy to implement. The fun, attractive Teen Personal Finance Guide contains practical tips and activities to help teens learn to balance a checkbook, create a budget and save and invest for college and retirement. This program helps teens build their money management skills through interactive activities, games and tools such as a savings and financial aid calculator to help them plan for college.


JUNIOR STAFF
Junior Staff is a small-group program that is both practical and user friendly.

It assists Club members ages 13 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. Clubs that implement this program make an investment in the development of Club members' interpersonal skills, work ethic and sense of community responsibility.


Passport To Manhood
Passport to Manhood promotes and teaches responsibility in Club boys ages 8-17. Passport to Manhood concentrates on a specific aspects of manhood through highly interactive activities. Passport to Manhood represents a targeted effort to engage young men in discussions activities that reinforce positive behavior. Passport to Manhood is an excellent complement to SMART Girls.


SMART GIRLS

SMART Girls is a health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program for girls ages 8 to 17.

The program is designed to encourage healthy attitudes and lifestyles that will enable early adolescent girls to develop to their full potential. The ultimate goal: to promote abstinence from substance abuse and adolescent sexual involvement through the practice of responsible behavior.


Sports, Fitness & Recreation

These club programs help to develop fitness, a positive use of leisure time, reduction of stress, and social & interpersonal skills. Activities include: Daily physical fitness activities, basketball including intramural leagues, baseball, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, indoor lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, and more!


TORCH CLUB

Torch Club is the Boys & Girls of America’s small-group leadership and service club for middle school aged members. Torch Club members learn to elect officers and work together to implement activities in four areas: Service to Club & Community, Education, Health & Fitness, and Social Recreation. With the Teen Director’s guidance, Torch Club has the opportunity to make a local impact with the Torch National Project. This club is by invitation only.

 


KEYSTONE

Keystone is the Boys & Girls Club of America’s Ultimate Teen Program. This unique leadership development experience provides opportunities for high school ages members. Youth participate, both in and out of the club, in activities that cover 4 focus areas: Academic Success, Career Preparation, Community Service, and Teen Outreach. With the Teen Director supervising and guiding, Keystone Club aims to have a positive impact on members, the club, and the community. This club is by invitation only.

 


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