Boys & Girls Clubs of Alpena
Five Core Program Areas
The Five Core Program Areas provide a framework for programming in Boys & Girls Clubs. The Clubs have many different programs for boys and girls who have a variety of interests and needs. The core areas are:
Character and Leadership Development empowers youth to support and influence their Club and community, to sustain meaningful relationships with others, to develop a positive self-image, to participate in the democratic process and to respect their own cultural identities as well as those of others. Examples: Keystone Club, Torch Club, Youth of the Year, leadership training, community service projects, youth councils, etc.
Education and Career Development enables youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, to apply learning to everyday situations and to embrace technology to achieve success in a career. Examples: Power Hour, homework help, The Ultimate Journey, tutoring, and Project Learn. Examples: puzzles, educational games (Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit), motivational reading programs, Kidz Lit, keyboard skills and Internet exploration. Quality of life can be improved by using computer technology.