Academic Success

The Education & Career Development program enables youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, set goals, explore careers, prepare for employment and embrace technology to achieve success in a career.

The Arts programs enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing.Club Tech is an ambitious, multi-year initiative to provide all Boys & Girls Clubs with state-of-the-art software and a comprehensive array of programs to help build member’s computer skills and integrate technology in all core program areas.

Academic Success Programs


CareerLaunch prepares teens for the world of careers and work. Through CareerLaunch, Club teens 13-18 years old embark on a journey to explore possible vocations, make sound educational decisions and find success in the world of work.

Diploma to Degrees

Diplomas2Degrees (d2D), BGCA’s college readiness program, provides a range of services to guide Club members as they work toward high school graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and career success.

Financial Literacy

They Money Matters program helps teens learn to balance a checkbook, create a budget and save and invest for college and retirement. As teens become more financially independent, we push them to track their money coming in and going out and plan for the future in order to successfully manage money in the real world.

LEGO Robotics

LEGO Robotics immerses members in real-world science and technology challenges. Teams build LEGO-based robots and develop research projects. Through their participation, children develop valuable life skills and discover exciting career possibilities while learning that they can make a positive contribution to society.

Power Hour

Power Hour offers a structured time and place for Club staff and volunteers to help members with an important aspect of the educational process: homework. Members emerge from the program better prepared for classes and proud of their hard work and accomplishments. Power Hour helps members become self-directed, resourceful and independent learners. They turn in their homework assignments completed and on time.

Readers to Leaders

Readers to Leaders is a 90-day results-driven program targeting 7 and 8 year-old Club members who could benefit most from a reading performance boost. The program teaches important reading skills necessary to connect with and understand text. It adapts to each child’s needs and has checkpoints along the way to show growth.


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering/Entrepreneurship, and Math) programming includes mobile and web development and networking. STEM provides an opportunity for members to build on skills acquired through various programs while preparing for post-secondary education, a STEM career, and entrepreneurship. STEAM includes the Arts into the original STEM programming.Learn more about Google CS First

Digital Arts

The Digital Arts Suite teaches members ages 6 to 18 how to create computer-generated art. In each of six programs (Animation Tech, Design Tech, Game Tech, Photo Tech, Music Tech and Movie Tech), members advance through three levels of animated lessons online and participate in instructor-led group activities.

National Fine Arts Exhibit

This year-round program encourages artistic expression among Club members ages 6 to 18 through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media and sculpture displayed at local and regional exhibits.

Image Makers

ImageMakers is a year-round program that encourages artistic expression among Club members ages 6 to 18 through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media and sculpture displayed at local and regional exhibits.

Money Matters

The program provides relevant financial literacy activities, lessons and opportunities that match the realities of our teens’ current lives. BGCM creates an emphasis on critical thinking skills, strong study habits and teaching financial concepts. The Money Matters program concludes with the annual Stock Market Championship® where teens compete in realistic trading simulation.  

Summer Brain Gain

Summer Brain Gain is comprised of one-week modules with fun, themed activities for elementary school, middle school and high school students that are aligned with common core anchor standards. In addition, BGCA introduced Summer Brain Gain: Read!, a literacy program that complements the larger Summer Brain Gain curriculum.

BGCM Scholarship Program

BGCM offers a scholarship program for current active BGCM seniors and alumni that plan to attend an accredited 2 or 4 year college, university, vocational training, or nursing school. Some scholarships are renewable up to 4 years and are awarded based on length of membership, participation level at the Club, financial need, leadership, and community service. For more information regarding the scholarship program, please contact: Jermaine Jones at or go to