To accomplish its mission, the Boys & Girls Club has develop a comprehensive strategy which pervades all of the program and services of the agency. The purpose of the Youth Development Strategy is to provide programs and services to better enhance in each individual youth the personal sense of ...
USEFULNESS, an opportunity to do something of value for others, such as: community service, cross age helping, taking care of family or work;
COMPETENCY, being able to do something well, particularly in relationship to work, which is recognized by significant others;
BELONGING, in the family, the Boys & Girls Club, the school and other settings where an individual knows he or she has a place, where she or he knows they fit;
INFLUENCE, wanting to be heard, listening to, cared about and a successful participant in the system.
The Boys & Girls Club offers diversified Core Programs including:
- CHAMPIONS OF YOUTH
A comprehensive community mentoring program for at-risk students
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- Career Launch
CareerLaunch is a career exploration and mentoring program for teens ages 13-18.
- NJA3 AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Enrichment program for students in grades K through 5th grade dedicated to expanding afterschool opportunities for New jersey's kids. Click here for more information.
- CHARACTER & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Enables youth to become proficient in basic education disciplines, applying learning to everyday situations and embraces technology to achieve success in a career.
- EDUCATION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Enables youth to become proficient in basic education disciplines, apply learning to everyday situations and embraces technology to achieve success in a career.
- HEALTH & LIFE SKILLS
Enables young people’s capacity to engage in position behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.
- THE ARTS
Enables youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing.
- SPORTS, FITNESS AND RECREATION
Develop fitness, positive use of leisure, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social
- SUMMER LEARNING
An eight week program designed to give children a healthy educational alternative to sitting indoors for the summer. Children will take part in community and peer building projects that expand their reading and math skills through tutorial services, programs and projects. The children will also take educational and recreational field trips.
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