At Boys & Girls Clubs of Marion County, we are dedicated to every member excelling in school and becoming a lifelong learner. Programs ensure members are prepared to graduate from high school on time and ready for post-secondary education and a 21st century career.
Power Hour is an engaging homework help and tutoring program that encourages Club members at every age to become self-directed learners. Lead by the Youth Engagement Strategist at each Club – volunteers, paid tutors, and Mentors work one on one with youth to ensure they are focusing daily on their Academic Success. The program provides academic support through homework help, extra credit, tutoring and high-yield learning activities.
Summer Brain Gain is a summer learning loss prevention program that is comprised of one-week modules with fun, themed activities for elementary school, middle school, and high school students. Each module takes a project-based learning approach: youth engage in a process of learning through discovery, creative expression, group work, and a final project or production. As a result, kids develop high-order thinking skills necessary for success in math, reading, science, and other disciplines through the Summer Brain Gain modules while staying on track for the coming year.
Money Matters promotes financial responsibility among teens by building useful knowledge and skill on various aspects of financial literacy including managing a checking account, budgeting, saving, investing, entrepreneurship and paying for college. The program includes a supplemental web-based video game $ky. $ky turns personal finance, post-secondary and career planning into an interactive web-based game that promotes financial responsibility through informed decision making.
Not only has the Boys & Girls Club helped my daughter learn to complete her homework, but they have made a safe, loving place for her to be herself. They have taken the extra time to just love her. I can’t thank them enough. These people are not just a Club, they are family.”