Programs

PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

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How we learn and grow together.

Club programs and services

promote the youth development strategy by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence – all in a fun and safe environment. Our innovative programs are designed to engage our members in age-appropriate activities that support their academic success, provide expressive and artistic outlets, and help them develop strong, healthy bodies.

Education & Career Development

Club Programs enable youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, set goals, explore careers, prepare for employment, and embrace technology to achieve success in a career.

Star Readers

Ages 6-9
Literacy skill building for Club Members in 1st-3rd grade. Club Members are assessed at the beginning, middle and end of each school year to track progress and modify the program to best meet the needs of participants. Participants in this program show: increased interest and enjoyment in reading, enhanced vocabularies, stronger relationships with peers and adults, increased confidence & overall participation in both School & Club activities.

Power Hour

Ages 6-18
Provides homework assistance and tutorial services following school.

Project Learn

Ages 6-18
Increases members’ motivation to learn, improve their grades and provides them with a variety of educational opportunities.

Goals for Graduation

Ages 6-15
Introduces academic goal-setting through honing future aspirations.

Achievement in Middle School (AIM)

Ages 11-14
Assists members in goal setting, grade progression, transition into high school and knowledge of A-G requirements. Members participate in weekly workshops such as college and career exploration, High School requirements, A-G planning, virtual campus tours, and more.

College Bound

Ages 13-18
Guides teens to meet the academic, financial, and testing requirements for UC, Cal State and private Universities by providing weekly case management, workshops and college visits.

Club Tech

Ages 6-18
Offers members access to technology, age-appropriate internet safety training, resources and skills to perform better in school and the workplace.

Career Launch

Ages 13-18
Introduces teens to job-readiness skills such as résumé-building and interviewing skills. Youth are also assisted in job placement.

Junior Staff

Ages 12-18
Develops a qualified, competent and committed workforce needed to fulfill the mission of the Boys & Girls Club Movement by allowing teens to explore a career in youth development or other human services, with a particular focus on Boys & Girls Club work.

Money Matters

Ages 13-18
Promotes financial responsibility by building money management skills and teaching about bank accounts, budgets, saving and investing.

Health & Life Skills

Club Programs develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.

Healthy Habits

Ages 6-18
Incorporates healthy living and active learning in every part of the Club experience by emphasizing good nutrition, regular physical activity and improving overall well-being.

Date SMART

Ages 13-18
Increases young people’s understanding and builds the skills they need to achieve healthy relationships free of violence and abuse by allowing Club members to examine their feelings about dating and relationships.

SMART Girls

Ages 8-18
Small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of Club girls.

SMART Moves

Ages 6-15
Helps young people to resist alcohol, tobacco, drug use and premature sexual activity through small-group activities that build resilience and strengthen leadership skills.

Passport to Manhood

Ages 8-18
Promotes and teaches responsibility in Club boys, with concentration on specific aspects of manhood through highly interactive activities.

NetSmartz

Ages 6-18
Educates members in internet safety skills through engaging multimedia activities and offline interaction with Club professionals in three age-appropriate modules.

The Arts

Club Programs enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing.

Music Makers

Ages 6-18
Developed in collaboration with NAMM, the International Music Products Association, this program encourages Club members to have fun exploring music making and learning to play.

National Fine Arts Exhibit Program

Ages 6-18
Encourages artistic expression among members through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media and sculpture displayed at local and regional exhibits.

ImageMakers National Photography Program

Ages 6-18
Introduces Club members to the enjoyment of practicing black-and-white, color, digital and alternative process photography.

Digital Arts Suite and Festivals

Ages 6-18 / Ages 10-18
Teaches members how to create computer-generated art & design through three levels of animated lessons online and participation in instructor-led group activities

Character & Leadership

Club Programs empower members to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image and good character, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.

Youth of the Year

Ages 14-18
Benefits all members ages 14 to 18 years of age who participate through promoting and celebrating service to Club, community and family, academic performance, moral character, life goals, poise and public speaking ability.

Keystone Clubs

Ages 14-18
Affords teens an opportunity to gain valuable leadership and service experience as they conduct activities in three areas: academic success, career exploration and community.

Torch Clubs

Ages 11-13
Engages members in electing officers and working together to implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community, education, health & fitness, and social recreation.

Club Council

Ages 11-14 (Rock Creek Extension)
Allows teens to provide staff with input on program content, marketing and recruitment efforts. Officers are elected and the board operates similar to community service, granting members experience for clubs such as Rotary or Lions.

Sports, Fitness & Recreation

Club Programs help develop fitness, a positive use of leisure time, reduction of stress, appreciation for the environment and social and interpersonal skills.

Fit Kids

Ages 6-18
Utilizing Boys & Girls Club programs like Triple Play and Healthy Habits Members participate in activities that promote increased knowledge of healthy eating habits and physical activities. Participants also have increased access to healthy food choices through the United Way Supper Program, providing Club Members with a nutritious daily snack. 

TRIPLE PLAY a game plan for MIND, BODY & SOUL

Ages 6-18
Improves Club members’ knowledge of healthy habits, good nutrition and physical fitness; increases the hours per day they participate in physical activities; and strengthens their ability to interact positively with others and engage in healthy relationships.

WANNA PLAY?

Ages 6-12
Encourages youth ages 6 to 12 to increase their overall fitness and health through physical activity and improved nutrition education, while learning the fundamental skills of baseball and softball.

After School Program

Hundreds of kids pass through the doors of our Club sites daily and the numbers continue to grow. We deeply believe in the potential of each and every one. Our staff is committed to bringing out the best in them – to help every kid BE GREAT – by giving them the tools and skills to not only succeed, but to excel in life.

Seasonal Programs

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Spring Break Camp

Afterschool Club membership is required to attend camp. All campers must be in 1st through 12th grade and between the ages of 6-18 years.

CHECK BACK SPRING 2023

Summer Camp

We are excited to welcome members back for Summer 2022! Limited Space is available.

CHECK BACK SUMMER 2023

"The Boys & Girls Club of Placer County is the best investment for our future. It provides a safe place for the children of our community to learn and grow. I first came into contact with the club when my son needed a summer program."

- Steve Galyardt

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