Education & Career Development
These are just some of the key programs Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver offers in the Education & Career Development Core Program Area.
Project Learn: Through Project Learn, Club staff use all the areas in the Club to create opportunities for high-yield learning activities, including leisure reading, writing activities, discussions with knowledgeable adults, helping others, homework help, tutoring and games like Scrabble that develop cognitive skills. Project Learn also emphasizes parent involvement and collaboration between Club staff and school professionals as critical factors in creating the best after-school learning environment possible.
Power Hour – Making Minutes Count: This daily program helps Club members become more successful in school by providing homework help, tutoring, and by encouraging members to become self-directed learners.
Accelerated Reader: A year-round reading program for members of all ages. Kids read books, take short quizzes to
test reading comprehension, and receive incentives for their participation and progression.
Junior Staff Career Development: While working at the Clubs, participants learn valuable job skills for future careers while they run the front desk, supervise the gameroom,
and maintain the membership tracking system.
Money Matters - Make It Count: A program for Club members ages 13 – 18, sponsored by the Charles Schwab Foundation, promoting financial responsibility and independence by building basic money management skills.
Special Events and Miscellaneous Programs include events such as Statewide Education Day (with geography, spelling, math, science, and trivia contests), International Day, and a variety of educational games.