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. The Club provides quiet spaces to accomplish homework and exercise mental fitness with plenty of books and games.


PowerHour sessions in 2023

This important program helps Club members ages 5-18 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.


STEM sessions in 2023

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.

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. DIY STEM currently includes five modules: Energy and Electricity, Engineering Design, Food Chemistry, Science of Sports: Football.


Launched in 2022, Read & Dream is a literacy program which strives to expand the reach of our academic success program through increased access to a variety of educational materials. We have purchased iPads and expanded our digital library to offer new books and multi-sensory interactive games to engage children in reading through sight, audio, and touch. We also invested in new books to ensure that our members are staying engaged with new reading materials. To help our members get more excited about reading, we have created dedicated spaces for cozy reading corners that encourage a comfortable, imaginative space for young learners to spend time.

This program is named in memory of Marjie Nistad of Bellingham, WA. Marjie had a passion for education and taught elementary school in Whatcom county for more than 33 years. Marjie’s family is proud to launch the Read & Dream Literacy Program to continue her commitment to education.