Academic Success

Academic Success

LEAP Reading Program

The Literacy Enrichment & Arts Program, or LEAP for short, is our early childhood reading program. Focused primarily on 1st-3rd grade students, LEAP combines reading, both individually and in groups, with fun story-centered art projects, drama, videos, and activities to make reading fun. Different themes are used to guide LEAP activities during each session.

 Power Hour

Power Hour helps Club members ages 6-18 achieve academic success by providing homework help, tutoring and high-yield learning activities and encouraging members to become self-directed learners.

 DramaMatters

Drama education builds self-confidence, sparks creativity and boosts academic achievement for beginner, intermediate and advanced members. Each session can be adapted to fit the age of participants. Sessions consist of a short warm-up; a main activity of games, script work or performance; and a 10-minute cool-down.

 Club Tech

Club Tech is an ambitious, multi-year initiative that provides all Boys & Girls Clubs with state-of-the-art software; a comprehensive array of programs to help Club professionals build members’ computer skills and integrate technology in all Core Program Areas; and extensive, ongoing training for Club professionals. Most importantly, young people develop the technology skills necessary to succeed in school and the job market.

 Science Club

Doing chemistry experiments, building cars that run on rubber bands, testing which paper airplane design flies farther, or seeing whose Lego bridge can hold the most weight are just some of the cool activities kids get to do during Science Club at the Boys & Girls Club. We are constantly coming up with new, fun activities to try in this hands-on, minds-on program.

 Career Launch

This fun and exciting program prepares teens for the working world. Club teens 13-18 years old embark on a journey to explore careers, make sound educational decisions and find success in the world of work.

 Fine Arts Exhibit

This competition, encouraging creativity through a variety of media, is made up of local, regional and national exhibits. Young people from 6-18 years of age are encouraged to create artwork in any of the following categories: monochromatic drawing, multicolored drawing, pastels, water color, oil or acrylic, print making, mixed media, collage and sculpture. Artwork selected at each selected moves on to the next level of competition, with national winners being selected at the national BGCA conference.

Locally, BGC members work on art projects throughout the year, but especially in the fall, with selected pieces showcased at an annual exhibit at Mark Motors in Plover, WI. Winners from this competition move on to the Regional Exhibit.

 MusicMakers

MusicMakers is a music education program focused on introducing youth to different types of instruments, basic playing instruction, and many of the related elements on making music. The BGC-PC has many instruments available for use by Club members, including, guitars, keyboards, drums, a variety of horns,  woodwinds, and more.



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