Education & Career Development

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These programs are designed to ensure that all Club members graduate from high school on time, ready for a post-secondary education and a 21st-century career.

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Literacy Program | Ages 6-10

In January 2014, the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton initiated a comprehensive reading program for our 6 to 10-year-old members, led by a certified literacy instructor. It has continued to grow and mature since then. Last year alone we effectively assisted 97 (up from 74 in 2015) struggling readers.


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Paws for Reading | Ages 6-18

In January 2014, the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton initiated a comprehensive reading program for our 6 to 10-year-old members, led by a certified literacy instructor. It has continued to grow and mature since then. Last year alone we effectively assisted 97 (up from 74 in 2015) struggling readers.


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Power Hour: Making Minutes Count | Ages 6-18

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 of every age to become self-directed learners.


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My.Future | Ages 6-18

My.Future is a platform to support STEM learning and exploration and is supported by Comcast NBCUniversal, a global media and technology company.


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DIY STEM | Ages 9-12

DIY STEM is a hands-on, activity-based STEM curriculum which connects youth to science themes they encounter regularly.


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Project Learn | Ages 6-18

Project Learn reinforces the academic enrichment and school engagement of young people during the time they spend at the Club.


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CareerLaunch | Ages 14-18

CareerLaunch prepares teens for the world of careers and work. Through CareerLaunch, Club teens 13-18 years old embark on a journey to explore possible vocations, make sound educational decisions and find success in the world of work.


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Junior Staff | Ages 14-18

Junior Staff is a small-group program that is both practical and user friendly. It assists Club members ages 13 to 18 in exploring a career in youth or human services, particularly Boys & Girls Club work.


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Money Matters | Ages 14-18

Money Matters promotes financial responsibility and independence among Club members ages 13 to 18. Participants learn how to manage a checking account, create a budget, save and invest, start small businesses and pay for college.