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Academic Success Program

Boys and Girls Club

BGCPP’s Academic Success programming provides every Club member with access to academic enrichment, high-yield learning activities and behavioral support. 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

Project Learn

Boys and Girls Club

Project Learn reinforces the academic enrichment and school engagement of young people during the time they spend at the Club. Our strategy is based on research demonstrating that students do much better in school when they spend their non-school hours engaged in fun and academically enriching activities. Led by child voice and choice, each day after completing their homework, Club youth ages 5-12 have the opportunity to participate in on average at least two high-yield learning activities, which include STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) reading and writing, dance, athletics, aquatics, games and media all of which help develop young people’s cognitive, social-emotional and leadership 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 youth.

Power Hour

Power Hour

Boys and Girls Club

Each day at the Club, children arrive after school and enjoy a healthy snack and complete homework during Power Hour in a safe, quiet space with staff encouragement and assistance. Carefully selected and specially-trained staff members deliver Power Hour to children each day at a ratio of 15 children to each instructor.

Saturday Academic Tutoring

Boys and Girls Club

Saturday Academic Tutoring is offered free of charge to all Paterson and Passaic children, regardless of Club membership. The program strengthens students’ literacy and math abilities through intensive skill building. Our experienced and dedicated tutoring staff, many of whom are bilingual in English and Spanish, work with each child to bolster their confidence skill by skill. To learn more about our Saturday Academic Tutoring Program, please contact Marion Parks at mparks@bgcppnj.org or call 862-310-7625 (Paterson Clubhouse) or 973-777-7235 (Passaic Clubhouse).

Behavioral Assessment and Other Supports

Boys and Girls Club

Our unique approach recognizes that children, especially early learners, not only need targeted academic support to learn effectively; they also need consistent nutrition and behavioral and emotional supports. All members are assessed to determine the supports they need to increase academic achievement, and a behavioral specialist conducts emotional assessments, offers positive reward systems, and provides parent engagement/resource referrals to address other needs. Our behavioral specialist also conducts frequent trainings for Club staff, including tutors, so they can better serve our Club Kids’ needs. All Club Kids receive a nutritious snack and evening meal each day after school.

Brain Gain - Summer Learning

Boys and Girls Club

Brain Gain is a program of one week modules to help reduce “summer slide” and maintain key academic skills English Language Arts, writing, science and math.

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