Power Hour: Making Minutes Count
The Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area's main focus is on academic success
for kids who need it most. Our professional staff is here to ensure that each member has the tools needed to reach graduation.
PowerHour is a comprehensive homework help and tutoring program designed to raise the academic proficiency of Club members ages 6 to12.
Triple Play: A Game Plan for the Mind, Body and Soul
Triple Play, sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company, is a dynamic wellness program currently being offered in Boys & Girls Clubs that demonstrates how eating right, keeping fit and forming positive relationships add up to a healthy lifestyle.
Triple Play Parents Game Plan
Because parents play such a critical role in the development of a child's physical and social well-being, BGCA and Coca-Cola produced a tool, Triple Play Parents Game Plan, that can be used at home – where healthy habits start, are modeled and reinforced.
The SMART (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) Moves program is a nationally acclaimed prevention program. Participants will be exposed to various activities designed to sharpen their decision making and critical thinking skills, as well as learn how to avoid and/or resist alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and also premature sexual activity.
We will be taking trips to the SD Discovery Center, National Guard Museum, and the Rawlins Library.
This small-group leadership development program, sponsored by Staples, is targeted to youth ages 11 to 13. Within some 1400 Torch Clubs across the country, members elect officers and plan and implement their own activities and community service projects. Each Torch Club receives an official charter from Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Youth of the Year
Sponsored by the Reader's Digest Foundation, the National Youth of the Year Program is designed to promote and recognize service to Club and community, academic performance and contributions to family and spiritual life.
Competition begins with each Club selecting a Youth of the Year between the ages of 14 to 18, who receives a certificate and medallion and advances to the state competition. State winners receive a plaque, $1,000 scholarship and advance to the regional competition. Each of the five regional winners receives a $10,000 scholarship and advance to the national competition held in Washington, DC. The National Youth of the Year receives an additional $15,000 scholarship (totaling $26,000 in scholarships) and is installed by the President of the United States.