Specialized Programs

These initiatives focus on meeting the significant and specific needs identified within Boys & Girls Clubs. Their broad scope complements several or all of our core program areas.

  • Torch Club
    Torch Club
  • Torch Club
    Torch Club
    Torch Club are chartered, small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11 to 13. A Torch Club is a powerful vehicle through which Club staff can help meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their life. 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.
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  • Keystone Club
    Keystone Club
  • Keystone Club
    Keystone Club
    This unique leadership development experience provides opportunities for young people ages 14 to 18. Youth participate, both in and out of the Club, in activities in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service. With the guidance of an adult advisor, Keystone Clubs aim to have a positive impact on members, the Club and community.
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  • PowerHour
    PowerHour
  • PowerHour
    PowerHour
    Power Hour: Making Minutes Count helps Club members from ages 6-18 achieve academic success by providing homework help, tutoring and high-yield learning activities and encouraging members to become self-directed learners.
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  • My.Future
    My.Future
  • My.Future
    My.Future
    My.Future provides Club staff and members with the ability to develop strong, grounded digital literacy, coding, and robotics competency through project-based learning experiences. Members produce portfolios of projects and present their projects to earn digital badges. Digital badges can unlock exciting Club technology or leadership opportunities.
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  • Triple Play
    Triple Play
  • Triple Play
    Triple Play
    A comprehensive health and wellness initiative, strives to improve the overall health of members, ages 6-18, by increasing their daily physical activity, teaching them good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships. The Triple Play initiative, sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company and The Anthem Foundation, nurtures the minds, bodies and souls of Club members.
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  • UPS Road Code
    UPS Road Code
  • UPS Road Code
    UPS Road Code
    The program focuses on different safety principles, from basic instruction to the consequences of risky behaviors such as talking on cell phones, texting or drinking while driving. Teens practice what they’ve learned on driving simulators, which feature a computer screen that serves as a windshield to the program’s interactive animation, a steering wheel and life-like gas and brake pedals.
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  • Passport to Manhood
    Passport to Manhood
  • Passport to Manhood
    Passport to Manhood
    Passport to Manhood promotes and teaches responsibility in Club boys ages 8-17. Passport to Manhood consists of 14 sessions, each of which concentrates on a specific aspect of manhood through highly interactive activities. Each Club participant receives his own “passport” to underscore the notion that he is on a personal journey of maturation and growth. Passport to Manhood represents a targeted effort to engage young men in discussions activities that reinforce positive behavior.
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  • Smart Girls
    Smart Girls
  • Smart Girls
    Smart Girls
    SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls in three age groups. Through dynamic sessions, highly participatory activities, field trips and mentoring opportunities with adult women, Club girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care and developing positive relationships with peers and adults.
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  • Summer Brain Gain
    Summer Brain Gain
  • Summer Brain Gain
    Summer Brain Gain
    Summer learning loss has a devastating effect on Mobile’s kids, especially those who don't participate in enriching summer activities. That's why Boys & Girls Clubs is pleased to present Summer Brain Gain – a fun, interactive learning program designed for summer in the Club!
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  • Lyricism 101
    Lyricism 101
  • Lyricism 101
    Lyricism 101
    Lyricism 101 is a program designed to cultivate and amplify the powerful, formidable voices of Club teens. Recognizing the power of literary arts, Lyricism 101 positions Club members as torchbearers and experts in the ancient oral poetic traditions that continue to thrive around the world. The program gives teens an opportunity to tell their stories, build community and express their artistic visions through the music of hip-hop culture and the culture of the cipher.
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  • Career Launch
    Career Launch
  • Career Launch
    Career Launch
    CareerLaunch encourages Club members ages 13 to 18 to assess their skills and interests, explore careers, make sound educational decisions and prepare to join our nation's work force. Club staff or volunteers help teens build their job-search skills and job readiness working with teens individually or in small groups. Mentoring, job shadowing, college and job search information, interactive activities and training opportunities round out the program.
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