Academic Success

Academic Success

We prepare kids and teens for high school graduation, college and careers by building the skills needed to succeed in today’s globally competitive workforce.


This important program helps Club members ages 6-18 achieve academic success by providing homework help, tutoring and high yield learning activities.  This program operates every day after school and members are encouraged to become self-directed learners.  Participants’ progress is tracked and rewarded.

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This Nationally Developed web-based program is offered daily to all Club members and is used to diagnose individual member strengths and skill gaps on common core and state standards.  It automatically adjusts curriculum up or down to accelerate or develop student accordingly.  iStride provides data to pinpoint learning needs and track progress in subject content and fluency.  


Summer learning loss has a devastating effect on the kids in our community – especially those who are unable to participate in enriching summer activities.  The loss of skills and knowledge during the summer affects all kids – especially under resourced children.  Boys & Girls Clubs of America presents Summer Brain Gain – a fun, interactive learning program designed for summer in the Club

STEM at the Clubs

Boys & Girls Clubs of America 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.

Using a cross-disciplinary approach that channels young people’s natural curiosity into the design process inherent in the arts, BGCA’s STEM programs empower youth to create new solutions to real-world challenges. This project-based approach develops critical thinking, problem solving and other 21st century skills critical to success in the STEM workforce and beyond.

DIY STEM is a hands-on, activity-based STEM curriculum which connects youth aged 9-12 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. DIY STEM currently includes five modules: Energy and Electricity, Engineering Design, Food Chemistry, Science of Sports: Football.


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There are plenty of activities where children get to play directly with kids their own age as well as programs that integrate all grades together. 

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