Academics

EDUCATION & CAREER

Power Hour

Power Hour is a homework help and tutoring program for Club
youth.  By encouraging members to develop the daily habit of completing
homework in a quiet, dedicated space with adult support, Power
Hour helps members improve their organizational and time
management skills, develop personal responsibility, and make a
commitment to school and learning. Thus, the overarching goal of
Power Hour is to boost members’ enthusiasm for learning and
strengthen their engagement in school.

Graduate for Más

Graduate for Más is a program dedicated to enabling youth to follow their dreams and reach through full potential, starting with high school graduation. The Taco Bell Foundation and Get Schooled developed the program so thousands of teens are empowered to follow their path to reach their personal, educational, and career goals. Youth that participate in the Graduate for Más platform receive access to resources, mentorship support, prizes, and cool rewards like educational scholarships.

Reading Recovery

Reading Recovery is a program that encourages members to read literature and discuss the plot and characters.  The members are given the opportunity to be able to write and discuss the literature with staff members and their peers.  

STEMGineers

Hempstead Boys & Girls Club introduced WISE Guys & Gals Curriculum to their members and created a challenge for the members to become STEMgineers! The members that completed 7 our of 10 projects during the school year would be named a STEMgineer. Each child receives a concept card that reviews the lesson and has a photo on the front. These cards enable our members to be able to look back at all the projects they have completed!  

Brain Gain

Summer Brain Gain is comprised of one-week modules with fun, themed activities for elementary school and middle school members. Supported by Disney, each module takes a project-based learning approach: youth engage in a process of learning through discovery, creative expression, group work and a final project or production. As a result, kids develop higher-order thinking skills through the Summer Brain Gain modules while staying on track for the coming school year.
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