21ST CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS
Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County works with school administrators and certified teachers so students with the greatest need for academic assistance are encouraged to participate in the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) initiative.
Power Hour is Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s homework help and tutoring program targeting members aged 6 to 18 years. The goal of Power Hour is to increase academic success to better prepare Club youth to enter the workforce and higher education institutions with the skills needed to compete globally.
Through Project Learn, Club staff use all the areas and programs in the Club to create opportunities for these high-yield learning activities, including leisure reading, writing activities, discussions with knowledgeable adults, helping others, homework help, tutoring and games that develop young people’s cognitive skills.
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.
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.
IMPACT ON OUR YOUTH
One hundred percent of our members participate in our Academic Programs leading to an improvement in their science, math, and reading grades at school. Nearly all students (78%) reported receiving mostly A’s and B’s on their report cards. Further, students have greatly increased their knowledge of STEM disciplines. In fact, BGCPBC teams consistently come in the top three places in national Zero Robotics competitions.