Club Chef

Ages 8 to 17
$5.00 activity fee with membership
Exeter and Farmersville locations

Teen cooking

In on site kitchens, at our Exeter and Farmersville clubs, members learn valuable kitchen safety skills as well as the basics of cooking. Classes help members become familiar with good nutrition and introduce them to fun and healthy ways to prepare meals. In addition our members will learn basic table etiquette, manners, and how to set a table.

Date Smart

Ages 13 - 18
Free with membership
All

Date SMART is a supplement to SMART Girls and Passport to Manhood for Club members ages 13 to 18.
 

Through fun and easy-to-use sessions, members learn how to achieve mutually supportive relationships free of violence and abuse. The program also encourages youth to become community advocates for relationships that promote equality and respect while combating the attitudes and behaviors that lead to dating, sexual and domestic violence.

Kids & Company

Grades 1 to 8
Free with membership
All Locations

The Kids and Company: Safety-Education Program is a comprehensive program for Grades 1 to 8 that helps develop a child’s knowledge, skills, information, and self-confidence in a way to help enhance the child’s self-esteem and help prevent abduction and sexual exploitation.

The program takes a positive and constructive approach. It does not teach children to be antisocial or afraid. Rather it teaches them how to respond to situations and make safer decisions. At the same time, the program emphasizes the importance of community. It teaches children that they are not alone and provides opportunities for family involvement, teaching families what they can do to help keep their children safe

Kids in Control

Ages 8 to 10
Free with membership
All Locations

Safety Awareness Program helps members to develop the personal habits and practical skills needed to be safe at the Club, at home and in the streets. The program builds knowledge of crime prevention and personal safety skills through role-playing, games and other activities. The program encourages partnership with community-based organizations and public safety professionals.

Passport to Manhood

Boys Ages 11 to 14
Free with membership
All Locations

Passport to Manhood promotes and teaches responsibility while reinforcing positive behavior in male Club members ages 11 to14. Passport to Manhood consists of 14 small-group sessions, each of which concentrates on a specific aspect of manhood through highly interactive activities. Each participant is issued his own "Passport" to underscore the idea that he is on a journey of maturation and personal growth.

Smart Girls

Ages 8 to 12, 13 to 17
Free with membership
All Locations

SMART Girls is a health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program for girls ages 8 to17. The program is designed to encourage healthy attitudes and lifestyles that will enable early adolescent girls to develop to their full potential. Learn more about SMART Girls.

Smart Girls

Ages 8 -17
Free with membership
All

An outgrowth of the popular and effective SMART Moves program, SMART Girls is a health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program for girls ages 8 to 17.
 The program is designed to encourage healthy attitudes and lifestyles that will enable early adolescent girls to develop to their full potential

SMART Moves

9 - 17
Free with membership
All

SMART MOVES
The SMART Moves (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) prevention/education program addresses problems such as drug and alcohol use and premature sexual activity.
The program uses a team approach involving Club staff, peer leaders, parents and community representatives. More than simply emphasizing a "Say No" message, the program teaches young people ages 6 to 15 how to say no by involving them in discussion and role-playing, practicing resistance and refusal skills, developing assertiveness, strengthening decision-making skills and analyzing media and peer influence. The ultimate goal: to promote abstinence from substance abuse and adolescent sexual involvement through the practice of responsible behavior.
 

Triple Play

All Ages
Free with membership
All Locations

This program aims to incorporate healthy living and active learning in every part of the Club experience, Healthy Habits, which is also the "Mind" component of Triple Play: A Game for the Mind, Body and Soul, emphasizes good nutrition, regular physical activity and improving overall well-being. Funded by Kraft Foods Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company.

Keystone Clubs

Ages 14 to 18
Free with membership
All Locations

Keystone Clubs are chartered, small group, leadership and character development clubs for teens ages 14 to 18. Keystoners elect officers, choose their own activities and plan and implement community service projects. A national charter entitles a Keystone Club to participate in regional and national Keystone conferences. This teen leadership program is funded by the Taco Bell Foundation.

Torch Club

Ages 10 to 13
Free with membership
All Locations

This small-group leadership development program, sponsored by Staples, is targeted to youth ages 10 to 13. Torch Club members learn to elect officers and work together to implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community, education, health and fitness, and social recreation. The Staples National Torch Club Awards are presented annually to Torch Clubs with outstanding programs and activities in the four areas. Each Torch Club receives an official charter from Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Youth of the Year

All Ages
Free with membership
All Locations

The Youth of Year is our premier youth recognition program, which promotes and celebrates Club members’ service to Club, community and family, academic performance, moral character, life goals, and public speaking ability. The youth of the year program is most effective when used as a year-round tool for fostering young people's personal growth and leadership qualities. The National Youth of the Year receives up to $26,000 in scholarships, and is installed by the President of the United States.

CareerLaunch

Ages 13 to 18
Free with membership
Exeter and Farmersville Teen Centers

CareerLaunch is a career exploration and mentoring program for teens ages 13-18. This program includes the CareerLaunch Web site that allows teens to take an interest survey, explore careers, identify training or college requirements, seek out financial aid and play skills-building games. There's also an easy-to-use Career Exploration Quick Reference Guide with a broad range of career planning and job skills activities that Club staff or volunteers can use with teens. Funded by Gap Foundation

Junior Staff

Ages 10 to 17
Free with membership
All Locations

Junior Staff is a small group program that assists Club members explore a career in youth or human services, particularly Boys & Girls Club work. Young people prepare for future roles as human services professionals by participating in career development activities and field trips, discovering the importance of community service, building customer service skills and completing a Club apprenticeship. Club members benefit from one-on-one guidance from club volunteer leaders in their communities. Funded by AT&T.

Money Matters

Ages 13 to 18
Free with membership
Exeter and Farmersville locations

Created with the Charles Schwab Foundation, this financial literacy program was designed specifically to help teens (ages 13 to18) expand their knowledge of money management and learn the skills that lead to financial responsibility and independence. Participants learn how to manage a checking account, budget, save and invest. They also learn about starting small businesses and paying for college.

Power Hour: Making Minutes Count

Grades 1 to 8
Free with membership
All Locations

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Power Hour helps Club members ages 6-12 be successful in school by providing homework help and tutoring. This program encourages members to become competent, self-directed learners. Members are taught study habits that they will carry into adulthood.

Reading Partners

Ages 6 to 9
Free with membership
All Locations

Local volunteers help members read. They join members on Tuesday and Thursdays, helping members improve their reading skills.

Skill Tech 1

Ages 6 to 12
Free with membership
All Locations

Skill Tech 1 outlines basic computer skills through fun and age-appropriate lessons. Club members perform activities toward the completion of larger projects, helping them to master valuable computer skills.

Skill Tech II

Ages 6 to 18
Free with membership
All Locations

Skill Tech II is designed to teach advanced, yet practical technology skills to Club members aged 6 to 18. Using animated, interactive tutorials on courseware developed exclusively for Boys & Girls Clubs, as well as hands-on, instructor-led group activities. Skill Tech II introduces members to hardware and networking skills, exposing them to technology-related career opportunities.

Digital Arts Festival

All Ages
Free with membership
All Locations

Club Tech’s self-directed Digital Arts Suite courseware consists of Web Tech (web page design), Design Tech (graphic design), Photo Tech (photo illustration) and Music Tech. Movie Tech contains detailed instructor materials for teaching members to write screenplays and facilitating the hands-on process of filming and editing digital movies. Once Club members have participated in these programs, they can submit their digital artwork to the annual Club Tech Digital Arts Festivals competitions. The festivals celebrate Club members’ creativity in five areas – web design, graphic design, photo illustration, music composition and movie making – and provide Club members with recognition at the local, regional and national levels. Microsoft Corporation and Best Buy Children's Foundation sponsor the Digital Arts Festivals as part of the Club Tech initiative.

DramaMatters

All Ages
Free with membership
All Locations

DramaMatters Afterschool is a drama education program for Clubs that encourages members ages 6 to 18 to engage in hands-on activities.

Drama education builds self-confidence, sparks creativity and boosts academic achievement. The DramaMatters Afterschool Program Guide is a weekly program consisting of 60 minute sessions segmented for beginner, intermediate and advanced members. Each session can be adapted to fit the age of participants as well. Sessions consist of a short warm-up; a main activity of games, script work or performance; and a 10-minute cool-down. The Lessons in Stagecraft Program Guide includes many different ways for members to express themselves creatively, from costumes to set design to directing.

Image Makers

All Ages
Free with membership
All Locations

This year-round program encourages Club members ages 6 to 18 to learn and practice black-and-white, color, digital and alternative process photography. The ImageMakers National Photography Program Resource Guide is full of fun, creative activity ideas for three skill levels, contains a brief, user-friendly guide for advisors and details information about the annual photography contest that provides local, regional and national recognition. Club members’ photographs selected at the contest’s national level are exhibited at BGCA’s National Conference and other events. Each winning artist’s work is featured in a virtual gallery on the ImageMakers Web site, www.imagemakersbgca.org. The site also features resources, tools and fun, interactive activities designed to enhance Club members’ experience with photography.

MusicMakers

All Ages
Free with membership
All Locations

MusicMakers, a music education program resource for Clubs, was developed in collaboration with BGCA, along with NAMM, The International Music Products Association. This program resource, is designed as a flexible program resource for Clubs that includes a helpful guide, standalone teen component, and four display posters to help you get the word out and generate excitement among Club members.

National Fine Arts Exhibit

All Ages
Free with membership
All Locations

This year-round program encourages artistic expression among Club members ages 6-18 through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media and sculpture while providing opportunities for members to create artwork for display in a local exhibit. Up to 37 pieces of art (one piece per age group/category and one for the Group Project category) are selected from a Club’s local exhibit and sent to one of seven regional judging events and exhibits. At each regional judging, 37 pieces of artwork are chosen and sent to BGCA National Headquarters for judging and selection for the National Fine Arts Exhibit. The artworks are displayed throughout the ensuing year at BGCA events, including the National Conference.

Daily Game Room Play

All Ages
Free with membership
All Locations

The game room is open for club members to use daily. Members are instructed on proper game techniques and good sportsmanship. Weekly tournaments are organized for all club members in age appropriate categories.

Fitness Authority

All Ages
Free with membership
All Locations

Fitness Authority promotes fitness in all youth through fun, engaging weekly activities and an annual competition with local, regional and national levels. The program features 12 weekly sessions in three age groups. Club members play games and are introduced to different sports. Fitness levels are measured with simple tests of endurance, flexibility and strength. The Fitness Authority Web site allows Club members to track fitness level, rank fitness scores nationally and access other valuable health and wellness resources. The Sports Authority, Inc. underwrote the initial implementation of Fitness Authority.

Fun and Games

All Ages
Free with membership
All Locations

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Members are taught the values of good sportsmanship by engaging in recreational games, board games, and card games. Through interactions with peers and mentors, members develop positive and appropriate social skills.

Royal Crown Archery

8 +
Activity fee charged
Exeter

The Royal Crown Archers and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sequoias would like to welcome everyone to our Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) program.  The JOAD program is open to children up to the age of 18, and adults and is designed to introduce athletes to the sport of Olympic style target archery.  Chartered by the National Archery Association and the United States Olympic Training Center, our JOAD program follows the FITA shooting guidelines and equipment rules just as the NAA does. Level 1 and Level 2 certified instructors by the NAA conduct classes for beginning to intermediate archers. The JOAD program is divided into age categories for male and female archers and also for recurve and compound style bows. Target size, distance, scores, dress code follow the NAA guidelines and as each level of shooting is achieved, NAA pins are awarded individually. The JOAD program encourages members to participate in local, state, regional and national level tournaments and ultimately the Olympics.
 

Team Sports

All Ages
Free with membership
All Locations

Weekly team sports such as flag football, volleyball, baseball, dodge ball, soccer (indoor or outdoor), kick ball, basketball and others sports in season.
Members receive the benefit of teamwork and physical activity. Most of all they have FUN.

Club Tech

All
Free with membership
All

Club Tech is a comprehensive array of programs to help build members’ computer skills and integrate technology in

Most importantly, young people develop the technology skills necessary to succeed in school and the job market. Club Tech resources and programs are available through www.myclubmylife.com, BGCA’s web site for teens.

Game Tech

Ages 10 - 13
Free with membership
All

Game Tech provides Club members, ages 10 to 13, a fun introduction to the field of video game development and principles of game design, animation mechanics and software.

Working both digitally and non-digitally, members learn to animate a character and begin the process to design their own video game.

Netsmartz

Ages 6 to 18
Free with membership
All Locations

NetSmartz teaches Internet safety skills through engaging multimedia activities and offline interaction with Club professionals in three age-appropriate modules: Clicky's Web World (for ages 6 to 7); NetSmartz Rules (for ages 8 to 12); and I-360 (for ages 13 to 18). Topics include personal safety, shopping safety and ethical use of the Internet. To learn more, youth ages 12 and younger can go directly to www.netsmartzkids.org; while teens, parents and Club staff can learn about Internet safety at www.netsmartz.org. BGCA collaborated with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to develop NetSmartz. Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. This course is required to get on the internet here at the Club.

Skill Tech II

All Ages
Free with membership
All Locations

Skill Tech II teaches advanced, yet practical, technology skills to Club members. It features eight-session modules (in either English or Spanish) for beginner, intermediate and advanced skill levels. Participants learn about hardware identification and installation, networking and technology-related careers.

Skill Tech: Basic Training

All Ages
Free with membership
All Locations

This engaging, hands-on program appeals to members of all ages and technical abilities. Through three levels of animated online lessons (in either English or Spanish) and instructor-led group activities, members learn skills in various Microsoft software programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Publisher.

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