This core program area enables youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, apply learning to everyday situations and embrace technology to achieve success in a career.

Future City

Future Cities gives students, in the 5th Grade, an opportunity to do the things that engineers do—identify problems; brainstorm ideas; design solutions; test, retest and build; and share their results.  Students will develop a city to move traffic as efficiently as possible. This serves as a catalyst for the national competition designed for youth in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

Journalism & Media

The journalism and Media program is a challenging beginners media course. Youth are given the opportunity to enhance their writing and editing skills, as well as exploring photojournalism and video broadcasting.

Junior Staff Development Program / sponsored by Taco Bell Foundation For Teens

The Junior Staff Career Development Program is a comprehensive, small group program that assists Club members, ages 13 – 18, in exploring a career in youth or human services, particularly Boys & Girls Clubs work.

KidzScience / sponsored by The Credit Bureau Fund of Stanislaus Community Foundation

KidzScience is designed to transform the everyday adult to a science leader, rather than having to utilize formal teacher or science expert. By watching what the children do and asking questions, the leader helps children follow their natural curiosity in an academic environment.

KidzMath / sponsored by The Credit Bureau Fund of Stanislaus Community Foundation

The KidzMath program is intended for youth from grades K – 6. The program combines mathematics and literacy to enrich out-of-school learning settings. It uses cooperative games and storybook-based activities to promote mathematical understanding and social development.

Power Hour

Power Hour helps Club members, ages 6 -12, be more successful in school by providing homework help and tutoring and encouragement to become self-directed learners.  This educational enhancement program has three “circuits” or Educational Enrichment activities in the form of Power Pages, Homework Assistance, and Tutoring.

STEM / Sponsored by Chevron

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Program creates a learning environment that engages students to be more active in learning. STEM utilizes both hands on and visual methods, encourages students to think critically, and facilitates students to make connections with their environment.