Programs & Services
Our Core Programs
Our trained professional staff offer Club members diversified programs and activities that recognize developmental principals in five core areas based on boy’s and girl’s physical, emotional, cultural, social needs, and interests.
1. Character and Leadership Development
We empower young people to support and influence their community, sustain meaningful relationships, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and other’s cultural identities.
Youth of the Year
Annually, Club members undergo an application and interview process with one individual, who embodies the aforementioned characteristics, being selected as our “Youth of the Year.” The youngster then moves on to compete on the state, regional and national levels, vying for scholarship money and the opportunity to become the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s “Youth of the Year.”
The Leadership Program is for boys and girls ages 8-17 years old. Leadership Program is a health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program. The goal of the program is to help boys and girls develop and adopt a healthy attitude and lifestyle, as well as acquire and maintain a positive self-concept, sound decision-making skills and mentor relationships.
2. Education and Career Development
We enable young people to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, apply leaning to everyday situations and embrace technology to optimize employability. We enable youth to develop aspirations for the future through career and educational enhancement.
POWER Hour, our homework and tutoring program, is another activity in this area. Immediately after school, youth are given time to study, read, or finish homework with the help of staff and volunteers. Our computer lab is staffed by an area substitute teacher.
3. Health and Life Skills
We develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals, and develop the skills to live successfully as self-sufficient, contributing adults. We develop ways to help young people achieve and maintain healthy lifestyles.
SMART Moves, our drug, and alcohol prevention education program, is the prime instruction piece in this area. The Club sub-contracts with the Lackawanna County Commission on Drug & Alcohol to implement this program.
Get Real About Violence Program (GRAV)
GRAV is implemented by Lackawanna County Commission on Drug & Alcohol in Lackawanna County and the Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services, Inc. in Luzerne County. This program is geared for Club members ages 6-13. The program teaches students skills to be healthy by showing them how to maintain self-control when tempted by violence, resolve conflicts without violence, and prevent or avoid situations by using self-control. In addition, a variety of personal hygiene and safety programs, health fairs, and other wellness activities are offered to Club members.
4. The Arts
We enable young people to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of visual, tactile, and/or performing arts programs. We help young people to develop self-expression and to acquire multicultural appreciation for artistic endeavors.
5. Sports, Fitness and Recreation
We encourage youth to develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and positive social and interpersonal skills. We stress teamwork and cooperation within a competitive athletic environment. We encourage participation and fair play in all young people.
This service provides transportation from school to the Club Monday through Friday, September through June, for children residing in Lackawanna County. Our Shuttle Program is convenient for families so they don’t have to leave work to pick up a child or wonder where their child will go. We take care of the worry this might cause.
Families of children who are part of our Shuttle Program know that we will pick up their child(ren) and take them to the Club where they partake in safe and constructive programs and activities.
This service costs $40 per week per child. Scholarships are available for those who qualify.
For more information and to sign up for our Shuttle Program, contact Evelyn Evans, Registrar (ext. 119) email@example.com