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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
Passport To Manhood- "Passport to Manhood represents a targeted effort to engage young boys in discussions and activities that reinforce character, leadership and positive behavior. Each participant receives a “passport” to underscore the notion that he is on a personal journey of maturation and growth. Each of the program’s 14 sessions uses interactive activities to focus on a specific aspect of character and manhood. It also includes a service project where boys learn the importance of giving back to the community."
This program will run every Wednesday from 4:00-4:45 beginning in October.
SMART Girls- "SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls in three age groups, spanning ages 8 to 18. Through dynamic sessions, participatory activities, field trips and mentoring opportunities with adult women, Club girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care and developing positive relationships with peers and adults." This program will run from 4-4:45 p.m every Tuesday beginning in October.
Street Smarts- "This program counteracts the negative lures of gangs, violence and "street" influences on young adolescents, while building awareness and resistance skills to make intelligent choices. We do this so that young people can be empowered to identify, oppose and resolve negative conflict with the goal of preventing and reducing violence in their communities."
This program will run from 4-4:45 p.m. every Friday beginning in October.
Money Matters- "Young adults in the U.S. today are facing a perfect storm of personal and social pressures that can compromise their financial well-being: record lows in savings, record highs in student and consumer debt, increasing living costs and uncertain employment prospects. Money Matters helps young people learn financial literacy, so they can make good financial choices as adults. Participants learn how to manage a checking account, create a budget, save and invest, start small businesses and pay for college. Teens who complete Money Matters show improved financial management skills, including saving money and sticking to a budget."
This program will run from 4-4:45 p.m. every Monday beginning in October.
Date Smart- "Date SMART is a supplement to SMART Girls and Passport to Manhood for Club members ages 13 to 18. Through fun and easy-to-use sessions, members learn how to achieve mutually supportive relationships free of violence and abuse."
This program will run from 4-4:45 p.m. every Thursday beginning in October.
Torch Club- "Torch Clubs are chartered, small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11 to 13. A Torch Club is a powerful vehicle that helps Club staff meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their life."
Jr. Youth of the Year- "Distinct from the National Youth of the Year program, Junior Youth of the Year seeks to develop junior leaders ages 10-13 within the Club environment. The program fosters Club members’ emerging leadership abilities while preparing them for later participation in the Youth of the Year program. In addition to recognizing the leadership achievements of Club youth, Junior Youth of the Year also cultivates their leadership potential, providing the foundation they need for advanced leadership development, academic excellence and post-secondary success. Through this program, Club youth become motivated to seek opportunities for leadership and to act as responsible citizens and change agents."
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. "