What We Do
In addition to providing care for children before and after school, the Mountaineer Boys and Girls Club conducts additional programming regularly.
Power Hour is a one-hour program in which all members are separated based on grade and work on homework, study, or receive tutoring. We have four separate Power Hour groups (1st & 2nd grade, 3rd & 4th grade, 5th & 6th grade, and 7th & up). Each Power Hour coordinator comes up with grade appropriate curriculum in all subjects to academically enrich our members. It runs every Monday through Thursday from 4:15 until 5:15. Volunteers are encouraged to try to include Power Hour into their volunteer experience.
FUN Friday is a one-hour program in which all members participate in a learning made fun activity. It runs every Friday from 4:15 until 5:15. Members also have the opportunity to use their incentive points that they have earned during Power Hour to buy things at The Club Store.
The Club offers classes' and specialized services for members related to STEM activities. The program utilizes the NASA Educator Resource Center to run programs, including but not limited to: Echo the bat/Amelia the Pigeon, Robotic Exploration/LEGO WeDo's, and Robots and ratios. Scheduled STEM activities encourage team building and ingenuity. Each spring semester all members, according to grade, compete in our very own STEM fair.
The Career Path Program is designed to improve the likelihood that students will stay in school to graduate because they see an achievable goal beyond high school. Program staff and the teen structure a path, which will allow the teen to succeed in attaining their goal. The program allows the teen to explore various career fields and steps in education required to enter their selected career field.
The Money Matters Program was created by the Boys and Girls Club of America in cooperation with the Charles Schwab Foundation, to provide behavior changing financial education to help middle and high school aged students get on the path toward budgeting, saving, planning for college and financial freedom. The Money Matters program is comprised of a core curriculum divided among 5 units (Budgeting and living within your means, Saving and investing, Planning for college, Credit and debt, and Entrepreneurship). The Reality Store extends the impact of Money Matters and reinforces the skills previously learned through an interactive experience.
The goal of the Family Support Program is to form collaborations with caregivers as partners in the positive development of children. The program helps drive positive outcomes for youth in healthy lifestyles, good character and citizenship, and academic success by increasing the quality of the parent involvement in their child's development.
The S.M.A.R.T. Moves Program assists youth in resisting alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and premature sexual activity to overcome obstacles that impede their development in leading successful lives and achieving their goals. Through age appropriate modules, S.M.A.R.T. Moves provides youth with the knowledge, skills and self esteem to help them make healthy choices and practice responsible behaviors.
The Second Step Program for kindergarten through 5th grade promotes students' social-emotional skill development. The Second Step Program is designed to teach self-regulation skills through Brain builders, Skills for learning, Emotional management, and Problem solving.
The middle school based Positive Action Program is a comprehensive coherent program the addresses all areas of the self: the physical, the intellectual and social/emotional. It is both a content area and a teaching method. Within its curriculum, it teaches standards of achievement in every content subject area directly and applied. It is also integrated into all subject areas. The synergy within the process improves behavior, school performance, self-concepts and attendance. Lessons are planned and all hands on materials are prepared.
Community Impact Programs
The Welcome Box Program is a simple way to comfort a child entering foster care. The notion of a Welcome Box is this: while the child waits in the office, a social worker gives them a box of items that are age-appropriate to occupy their time and take this box with them to their new foster home. Essential items in a Welcome Box include coloring books, journals, crayons, pens, pencils, a toothbrush and toothpaste, a flashlight, a nightlight and an encouraging note. The rest of the box may include age and gender appropriate toys, games, puzzles, books, cards, socks, etc. If you would like to donate a box or some of these items please use the contact information provided on our page.
The Club offers access to its Woodburn Site to homeschool parents when its facility in the morning and early afternoon. The classroom setting allows the parent to proved small group instruction in targeted subject areas. Students also have access to the Clubs technology lab in order to complete research and to upgrade their skills. Staff from the Boys and Girls Club also offer STEM related programming-Robotics and BrickLab STEM-to the homeschooled youth.