Education 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.
Junior Staff is an easy-to-use program for Club teens ages 13 to 18. This program provides Club staff and volunteers with tools to guide young people in preparing for a career in Boys & Girls Clubs and/or other service professions. Through participation in Junior Staff, teens develop interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic and a sense of community engagement while experiencing on-the-job Club work.
Computer Science Pathway
Boys & Girls Clubs of El Paso is committed to closing the opportunity gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with innovative and creative programs, activity ideas and resources for Clubs and the youth they serve. After-school and summer learning environments provide unique opportunities to advance STEM knowledge and increase interest in STEM-related careers.
CareerLaunch encourages Club members ages 13 to 18 to assess their skills and interests, explore careers, make sound educational decisions and prepare to join our nation’s work force. Club staff or volunteers help teens build their job-search skills and job readiness by using the CareerLaunch Facilitator Guide and working with teens individually or in small groups. The CareerLaunch page provides Club teens, staff and volunteers with online career exploration, college and job search information and interactive activities. Mentoring, job shadowing and training opportunities round out the program.
Summer Brain Drain
Summer Brain Gain offers six weeks of fun, theme-based activities designed to mitigate summer learning loss for early and upper elementary, middle, and high school youth. Each of our Common Core aligned learning module provides engaging project-based activities, with an emphasis on math, literacy, and 21st century skills.
Our Project Learn program reinforces and enhances the skills and knowledge students learn at school during the hours they spend at the Club. This comprehensive program strategy is based on Dr. Reginald Clark’s research showing that students do much better in school when they spend their non-school hours engaged in fun, but academically beneficial, activities.
Through Project Learn, Club staff use all the areas and programs in the Club to create opportunities to incorporate high-yield learning activities, which include leisure reading, writing activities, discussions with knowledgeable adults, helping others, homework help and tutoring and games like Scrabble that develop young people’s cognitive skills.
Project Learn also emphasizes parent involvement and collaboration between Club and school professionals as critical factors in creating the best after-school learning environment for Club members ages 6-18.
Power Hour offers a structured time and place for Club staff and volunteers to help members with an important aspect of the educational process – homework. Members emerge from the program better prepared for classes and proud of their hard work and accomplishments.
Power Hour is designed to help Club members achieve the following objectives:
• Become self-directed, resourceful and independent learners.
• Turn in their homework assignments completed and on time.
• Improve their organizational and time management skills.
• Improve their academic performance (classroom grades, test scores).
• Reinforce the lessons learned in school, and be better prepared for upcoming lessons.
• Develop a healthy attitude of personal responsibility, pride and a higher standard of diligence and rigor.
• Understand the consequences of failing to meet obligations.
• Interact with each other in a positive, supportive manner.
• Avoid the risks competing for their after-school time and attention – crime, gangs and drugs.
DIY STEM is a hands-on, activity-based STEM curriculum which connects youth to science themes they encounter regularly. Special attention is paid to connections of theory and application and the common interactions members have with these scientific principles.
Diplomas 2 Degrees
Diplomas to Degrees (d2D), BGCA’s new 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. Club members participate in high-yield activities and have access to a Teen College Guide, complete with tips on achieving academic success and planning for post-secondary education.
Union Pacific is a program that allows our kids at the Canutillo Elementary School Site provide STEM, Power Hour, and Physical Activity program with a great badge system where kids are recognized for their accomplishments and efforts to learn and apply new knowledge into their lives.
The My.Future initiative transforms the way young people use technology in Clubs. My.Future encourages youth to develop digital literacy and earn certifications, or digital badges, as they progress through the learning experiences. My.Future helps youth understand their media world, identify and develop digital interests, ,and earn certifications as they make progres
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.