The Teen Program is offered each weekday for youth ages 13 and above. This program includes the following educational, vocational and recreational opportunities:
(Ready for Employment Academic acheivement Character development & Hope for the future)
This program is designed to teach Club members ages 13 to 18 the concept of academic goal setting. In one-on-one sessions with Club professionals, members set achievable “Know-I-Can” goals, more challenging “Think-I-Can” goals and yearly “Believe-I-Can” goals, and then create action plans. The program provides for recognition of members’ achievements at every step of the journey.
Youth of the Year: Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier youth recognition program promotes and celebrates Club members’ service to Club, community and family; academic performance; moral character; life goals and poise and public speaking ability. Local Clubs recognize youths of the month, select youth of the year, who then participates in state competition.
TEENSupreme Keystone Clubs: Keystone Clubs are chartered small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 14-18. Keystoners elect officers and plan and implement their own activities in six areas: service to Club and community, leadership development, education and career exploration, unity, free enterprise and social recreation.
GANG PREVENTION PROGRAM: This community-based program provides training, materials and technical assistance to Clubs and their community partners to keep young people ages 6-18 from becoming involved in gangs. The program’s intervention component helps youth who are already involved with gangs to leave that lifestyle. The program uses community mobilization, recruitment strategies, effective programming and case management tools to direct young people to positive alternatives.
CLUB Service: This program, the result of a partnership between Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps), provides education awards to Club members ages 17 and 18 and Club alumni ages 19-24 who serve their Clubs and communities.