Youth Development

The purpose of all our youth programs is to provide a safe and fun place where the youth of our community can come after school and on days off. We seek to develop relationships with the youth that will serve to encourage them in all areas of their lives; academics, social skills and fitness in particular. We follow a BGCA program strategy of recreational education called Project Learn that fits into the five core BGCA program areas: Character & Leadership Development, Sports, Fitness & Recreation, The Arts, Health & Life Skills and Education& Career Development.

Boys & Girls Club of America Programs:

Adult, Youth, Non-Member and Family Membership Application

Triple Play - Focuses on three areas; Mind, Body and Soul. The Mind portion addresses teaching youth to make good choices and develop healthy habits. The Body portion addresses the physical fitness of our youth. The Soul portion addresses building social skills, including communication, cooperation, and participation.

SMART Moves - Builds decision-making skills and self-esteem that will allow youth to be better equipped to make positive choices when faced with decisions involving risky behaviors such as use of tobacco or other drugs and consumption of alcohol.

Be Great: Graduate -this is an academic mentoring program that is focused on giving youth the encouragement, guidance and assistance that they need to get on a positive academic path that will ultimately lead to graduation.

Power Hour - This program provides time, and assistance if needed, for homework afterschool.

Youth of the Year -A scholarship program designed to celebrate youth between the ages of 14 and 18 who have shown dedication to the service of the Club, their family, school, and their community. Each local club is encouraged to choose a youth to represent them at the state level and then each state selects a youth to represent them on a regional level. Finally, the youths that are selected from each region meet in Washington D.C. and the National Youth of the Year is selected. There are scholarships given at every level and the National Youth of the Year will represent BGCA at events all over the country.

Money Matters - A program designed to teach our youth how to responsibly manage financial matters.

Career Launch - A program designed to develop job-readiness in youth, teaching them how to create a resume, interview, and job etiquette for when they are on the job.

"Drop-In" Program

Adult, Youth, Non-Member and Family Membership Application

This is the traditional model for Boys & Girls Club programming. School aged youth who have their annual membership or a day pass, may come after school and on holidays to enjoy activities and build relationships with other children as well as with caring adult staff.

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Summer Fun Club

Adult, Youth, Non-Member and Family Membership Application
Summer Fun Club Parent Handbook
Summer Fun Club Registration Packet

This is our summer OCFS licensed program. It is full day child care that keeps kids having fun playing games, swimming, going on field trips, and much more.

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Summer in the Parks

Adult, Youth, Non-Member and Family Membership Application
Schedules and Fees

Summer in the Park program is held at George W. Johnson Park on Oak Hill Avenue. Activities include field games, playground, swimming, carousel, games and crafts in pavilion. All participants must be at the park from 10 am - 3 pm daily. Participants must reside in the U-E school district. For more information call 754-0225. Program will not run during bad weather. Call Boys & Girls Club on rainy days to check.

School Age Child Care Program (SACC)

Adult, Youth, Non-Member and Family Membership Application
Boys & Girls Club School Age Child Care Admission Agreement
Boys & Girls Club Holiday Care Only Registration Form
Boys & Girls Club Main Site Registration Form
Charles F. Johnson Site Registration Form
Homer Brink Site Registration Form
Maine Memorial Site Registration Form

This is an Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) licensed child care program. We currently have four registered sites:

Main Site (at the club) - serves all Union-Endicott Elementary Schools
Homer Brink Elementary School - serves children registered at this school
Maine Memorial Elementary School - serves children registered at this school
Charles F. Johnson Elementary School - serves children registered at this school

At each of these sites the SACC program offers opportunity to do homework (with assistance if needed), have a healthy snack, play games, read, draw, color and more.

Children in this program must be members of the club and registered for this program.