Academic Success

Academic Success

The Club offers a host of programs, starting with helping young members grow their dreams and aspirations and continuing with opportunities for mentoring, job shadowing and leadership training.

Members also receive the academic support necessary to succeed in life. By promoting literacy, helping with homework and giving members access to computers and books in the Club library, members know they have a place to go to get help on homework or scratch their intellectual itch.


Be Great Graduate

Be Great Graduate is a coaching program designed to help students at risk bridge the difficult gap between middle and high school and ultimately achieve academic success.  Each graduate (middle school age Club member) is paired with a graduation coach (trusting, caring adult) who is charged with nurturing and building the relationship to a point where trust is developed.  This relationship is the cornerstone on which the program is built.  The graduation coach is given information about the graduate’s attendance, behavior and academic progress.  This is the basis for weekly meetings that focus on the graduate’s strengths and develops problem solving strategies for areas in need of improvement.  The graduation coach also works to open the lines of communication between the Club, the schools, and home.

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay has a formal partnership with Green Bay Area Public Schools to identify students at risk, provide timely access to school performance records, and work together to boost school engagement.

Teens to Work (T2W)

T2W is a strategic program that matches a diverse group of young people with entry level employment opportunities. This fun and exciting program prepares teens for the working world. Club Members ages 13-18 embark on a journey to explore careers, make sound educational decisions and find success in the world of work.  Local business leaders work with teens to set goals today in order to land a dream career tomorrow.  Program participants write resumes, complete job applications, learn employment do’s and don’ts, and engage in mock interviews. This program is made possible by Shopko Foundation, ST Paper, TJX Foundation, and Fox Communities Credit Union (Money Matters, financial literacy workshop).

Junior Staff

Upon successful completion of Career Launch and Money Matters, program participants interview for a 10-week paid position within the Boys & Girls Club as Junior Staff.  They are directly supervised by our trained program assistants and receive a 30-day review of their work performance in areas such as knowledge of job, productivity, quality of work, work attitude, dependability and initiative.

All Junior Staff must bring their latest report card and show that they have a C average or better at school. If falling below this standard, Junior Staff are required to attend Power Hour for homework assistance 3 times per week. This program is locally supported by Shopko Foundation.

STEAM

The acronym STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. This program is designed to change the teaching of subject areas such as mathematics and science by incorporating technology and engineering into regular programming.

STEAM Education attempts to transform the typical Club staff lead programs by incorporating problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning, and requiring Club Members to actively engage a situation in order to find its solution. This weekly program allows Club Members to complete a task based on previous lessons or prior learning.

LEARN MORE about what our STEAM programs are doing by visiting https://gbsteam.club/, which features our youth and all their work and projects. 

Power Hour

Power Hour: Making Minutes Count helps our Club members achieve academic success by providing homework help, tutoring and high-yield learning activities. Power Hour is a 30 minute program that establishes study habits, eases time on classroom constraints and reinforces work done in school. In addition, it fosters student initiative, independence, and responsibility and brings home and school closer together.

 

Digital Arts Festival

Digital Arts Festival is a year-round program encouraging artistic expression among Club Members.  They do so through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media and sculpture. Due to the collaborative nature of art, students develop crucial skills in cooperative decision-making, leadership, clear communication, and complex problem solving while working with others.  At the end of the program, Club Members display their artwork in a local exhibit judged by local artisans.

 

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