BGCPP provides educational and career programs that focus on academic enrichment, school engagement, targeted dropout prevention and intensive intervention and case management. Our aim is to ensure that all Club members graduate from high school on time, ready for a post-secondary education and a 21st-century career.
Project Learn reinforces the academic enrichment and school engagement of young people during the time they spend at the Club.
This strategy is based on research demonstrating that students do much better in school when they spend their non-school hours engaged in fun, but academically beneficial, activities. Through Project Learn, Club staff use all the areas and programs in the Club to create opportunities for these high-yield learning activities, which include leisure reading, writing activities, discussions with knowledgeable adults, helping others, homework help, tutoring and games (such as Scrabble), that develop young people’s cognitive skills. Project Learn also emphasizes parent involvement and collaboration between Club and school professionals as critical factors in creating the best after-school learning environment for Club members ages 6 to 18. Extensively field-tested and formally evaluated by Columbia University with funding from Carnegie Corporation of NY, Project learn has been proven to boost the academic performance of Club members.
Power Hour: Making Minutes Count provides Club professionals with the strategies, activities, resources and information to create an engaging homework help and tutoring program that encourages Club members at every age to become self-directed learners.
Stride Academy drills deep to discover and remediate the exact standards where a student is struggling and repositions the student where he or she can succeed. This program builds the foundational skills needed to advance up to grade-level mastery and beyond. Includes higher order thinking problems and longer, more rigorous reading passages, with readability measures in place for every text to ensure appropriate grade-level complexity.