Education and Careers Programs: A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club
Project Learn: Through Project Learn, all areas of the Club are used by staff to create additional opportunities to learn, including reading for leisure, writing activities, discussions with knowledgeable adults, and participating in games such as chess and Scrabble, which develop cognitive skills. Project Learn also emphasizes parental involvement and collaboration between Club staff and school officials to create the best after-school learning environment possible.
Power Hour - Making Minutes Count: This daily program is designed to help Club members become more successful in school by offering homework assistance as well as individual tutoring, and by encouraging a love of learning.
Goals for Growth: This program teaches Club members, ages 8-12 the skills for setting and achieving goals. It also helps them identify their own strengths, and enhances self-esteem by reinforcing progress and recognizing success in realizing their goals.
Career Launch: Club members, ages 13-18 assess their skills and interests, explore career options, make educational decisions and prepare to join the workforce.
Job Ready: Learning specific employment skills, including how to apply for a job, are among the benefits of this program for Club members between the ages of 16-18.
Tool Belts: This popular program teaches wood crafts skills and tool safety to would-be craftsmen who are 8 to 13 years of age.