Education & Career DevelopmentThese programs help youth create aspirations for the future, providing opportunities for career exploration and educational enhancement.
Money Matters: Make It CountCreated with the Charles Schwab Foundation, this financial literacy program was designed specifically to help teens (ages 13-18) expand their knowledge of money management and learn the skills that lead to financial independence and well-being. The Money Matters: Make It Count program consists of five components: Teen Personal Finance Guide, Program Facilitator’s Guide, Money Matters Web site, Schwab eEmployee Volunteer Program and the Money Matters Awards. Via the volunteer component, Schwab employees can pass financial expertise to Club teens through their volunteer involvement.
Project LearnProject Learn reinforces and enhances the skills and knowledge young people learn at school through "high-yield" learning activities at the Club and in the home. Based on Dr. Reginald Clark's research that shows fun, but academically beneficial activities increase academic performance, these activities include leisure reading, writing activities, homework help and games like Scrabble® which develop young people's cognitive skills. Project Learn emphasizes collaborations between Club staff, parents and school personneOur Historyl. Formally evaluated by Columbia University, Project Learn has been proven to boost the academic performance of Club members.
Power HourA comprehensive homework help and tutoring program, POWER HOUR is designed to raise the academic proficiency of Club members ages 6-12. POWER HOUR is sponsored by The JCPenney Afterschool Fund.
Goals For GraduationGoals for Graduation, sponsored by The JCPenney Afterschool Fund, introduces Club members ages 6-15 to the concept of academic goal setting. In one-on-one sessions with Club professionals, members set achievable "Know-I-Can" goals, more challenging "Think-I-Can" goals and yearly "Believe-I-Can" goals, then create action plans. The program provides for recognition of members' achievements at every step of the journey.
2016 NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS GALA & AUCTIONBoys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley has been consistently educating our young people in the ever changing field of technology. Our core principle is to create an environment with the best technology available. Through this safe haven, Club members are allowed to explore and create their own ideas while learning the basics of computer technology. Our goal is to create the next generation of “technologically fluent” (Mitchell Resnick) members. “They will be the creators of technology, not merely consumers” (M. Resnick)
Club members can participate in a variety of programs from the digital arts, including graphic arts, music and film production, photo manipulation, to video game creation and design and reading programs. Club members will gain their “basic” skills, through our approach,when gearing our programs to their interests.