Career and Academic - Boys & Girls Club

Career and Academic Success

Power Hour

This resource program involves kids actively in homework and tutoring sessions at the Club. Youth ages 6 through 18 benefit from activities and strategies designed to help them become self-directed learners that see homework and school as a challenge to be overcome rather than an impossible obstacle.

D.I.Y. STEM

Do It Yourself (DIY) STEM is an activity-based program for 9-12 year olds to help them make connections between scientific principles and real-world applications. This program uses common items that Clubs may have on hand, or can procure easily to introduce youth to STEM concepts. 

MobyMax

MobyMax is an online application that finds and fixes learning gaps with the power of personalized learning. MobyMax’s adaptive curriculum creates an individualized education plan for each member, allowing gifted BGC members to progress as quickly as they like while simultaneously ensuring that remedial members get the extra instruction they need.  

DramaMatters

Drama education builds self-confidence, sparks creativity and boosts academic achievement. The DramaMatters Afterschool Program Guide is a weekly program consisting of 60 minute sessions segmented for beginner, intermediate and advanced members. Each session can be adapted to fit the age of participants as well. Sessions consist of a short warm-up; a main activity of games, script work or performance; and a 10-minute cool-down. The Lessons in Stagecraft Program Guide includes many different ways for members to express themselves creatively, from costumes to set design or directing.

Performing Arts

Dance, cheerleading and acting workshops.Tech 

Visual Arts

Workshops and individual instruction in drawing, painting, developing short stories, pottery/ceramics, crochet and sewing basics.  

Tech Time

Tech Time uses the Raspberry Pi technology to teach our members to write code for computer programming and even how to assemble a working computer.  

Master Builder

Master Builder was a design-build Lego program that began during the Boys and Girls of Fauquier Summer Camp. The initial competition lasted a week, but due to the high interest in Lego engineering, the activity was extended throughout the year. 

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a fun and interactive program that teaches girls about the basics of computer science and some of the awesome women who use technology to create amazing things. We will also work together to create cool projects and complete challenges.
Girls Who Code

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.

BGCF Career Fair

Presentations by local government agencies, private businesses, and non-profits at the Clubhouse.

A Day to Become

Individual and very small group job shadowing days at local government agencies, private businesses and non-profits. 

LFCC Workforce Solutions Trades Camp

Club kids participate on scholarship waiver with LFCC. 

Summer Brain Gain

Summer Brain Gain is comprised of one-week modules with fun, themed activities for elementary school, middle school and high school students that are aligned with common core anchor standards. In addition, Summer Brain Gain: Read!, a literacy program, complements the larger Summer Brain Gain curriculum.

Project Learn

Youth of all ages engage in academic enrichment programs through Project Learn during the time they spend at the Club. The goal is to keep kids interested and engaged with school so they see it through to graduation.

WorkKeys

WorkKeys assessments measure foundational skills required for success in the workplace and help measure the workplace skills that can affect job performance.

College Preparatory

Workshops in applying for scholarships and grants; college visits; completing FAFSA; applying for work-study programs; financial literacy; and credit education. 

diplomas2Degrees

Teens age 13 and older participate in this college-readiness program. The comprehensive support and services help them earn a diploma in four years of high school and move on to work toward a college degree.