Education and Career Development

The Club encourages youth members to participate in programs aimed to help them prepare for their future through after-school tutoring and homework, and activities that challenge them to think more deeply about their future aspirations, and to begin planning the steps to achieve those goals.

Diplomas 2 Degrees

Thanks to the generous support of Toyota Financial Services and other funders, Diplomas 2 Degrees (d2D), BGCA’s highly impactful college readiness program provides a range of services to guide teen Club members as they work toward high school graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and career success.  d2D meetings cover a variety of topics related to career and college preparation, including but not limited to: researching careers and colleges of interest, completing college and scholarship applications, the importance of setting future career and education goals, building resumes, professional networking, and job interviews.  In addition, Club members participating in d2D visit colleges and workplaces, and attend the annual Diplomas 2 Degrees Conference with other Boys & Girls Clubs from the region.

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Power Hour

Power Hour is our after-school tutoring and homework assistance program, and provides Club members of all ages with a quiet, supportive environment to complete daily homework assignments, and share valuable learning time with our staff members.  With the guidance of our Education team, Club members receive assistance from local volunteers and tutors from UMass Lowell, Lowell Public Schools, Lincoln Tech, and more.  Other activities include daily riddles, brain teasers, word searches, and more to challenge members’ academic development, and teach them that learning can be both fun and exciting.

 

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FUN Fridays

FUN Fridays in our Brain Center encapsulate the mission of Project Learn, by offering Club members various fun, and academically challenging activities to engage them in critical learning experiences.  Weekly activities vary, but often include academic games and reading, science experiments, word searches and scrambles, riddles and brain teasers, math challenges, movie showings and crafts to improve fine motor skills.

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