These initiatives focus on meeting the significant and specific needs identified within Boys & Girls Clubs. Their broad scope complements several or all of our core program areas.
Power Hour: Making Minutes Count helps Club members from ages 6-18 achieve academic success by providing homework help, tutoring and high-yield learning activities and encouraging members to become self-directed learners.
My.Future provides Club staff and members with the ability to develop strong, grounded digital literacy, coding, and robotics competency through project-based learning experiences. Members produce portfolios of projects and present their projects to earn digital badges. Digital badges can unlock exciting Club technology or leadership opportunities.
Summer learning loss has a devastating effect on Mobile’s kids, especially those who don’t participate in enriching summer activities. That’s why Boys & Girls Clubs is pleased to present Summer Brain Gain – a fun, interactive learning program designed for summer in the Club!
DIY STEM is a hands-on, activity-based STEM curriculum which connects youth aged 9 to 12 to science themes they encounter regularly. Special attention is paid to connections of theory and application and the common interactions members have with these scientific principles. DIY STEM currently includes five modules: Energy and Electricity, Engineering Design, Food Chemistry, Science of Sports: Football. DIY STEM provides youth who might otherwise not have access to STEM experiences with simple, fun, hands-on activities.
The Guitars Not Guns program is at our Kiwanis Branch Boys & Girls Club. Guitars Not Guns is an initiative to encourage our youth to find healthy and creative means of expression through music. The music studio at the Kiwanis club also features keyboards and a recording studio to train future sound technicians.