Membership at Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster is only $1 per year for all children ages 6-18!
Through the Club’s Project Learn initiative, we mix education and fun to show our youth how exciting learning can be!
PowerHour: Making Minutes Count helps Club members ages 6-18 achieve academic success by providing homework help, tutoring, and high-yield learning activities and encouraging members to become self-directed learners. Printed program materials include a resource guide for program coordinators, homework helpers and tutors and a poster-sized Power Points chart for tracking and rewarding participants’ progress.
In the evening the Club provides opportunities for arts and creative activities including drawing, painting, crafts and special projects in our art studios. We also feature music recording studios at each of our Club locations where local professionals come in to teach the basics of production and mixing!
Torch Club is chartered small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 10-13. Torch Club is a powerful vehicle through which Club staff can help meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their development. Torch Club members learn to elect officers and work together to implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community, education, health and fitness and social recreation.
SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls in three age groups. Through dynamic sessions, highly participatory activities, field trips and mentoring opportunities with adult women, Club girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care and developing positive relationships with peers and adults.
Passport to Manhood promotes and teaches responsibility in Club boys ages 8-17. Passport to Manhood consists of 14 sessions, each of which concentrates on a specific aspect of manhood through highly interactive activities. Passport to Manhood represents a targeted effort to engage young men in discussions activities that reinforce positive behavior.
Triple Play is a new, targeted program builds the skills a young person needs to make healthy choices through cooperative, group-based activities that develop a young person’s confidence in themselves and connection to others. Triple Play program encompasses social recreation activities and promotes becoming more physically active through a variety of games, cooperative activities, and sports that develop a young person’s ability, confidence and motivation to be physically fit.