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SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them and their parents need to know that their children are safe when they cannot be around.  

Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove offers that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. 

Now, more than ever, the children of our community and their families are in need of additional support to help kids succeed in life.  Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove is a leading advocate for quality programs to meet this critical need.

The Club is a safe place to learn and grow - all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day.

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Character & Leadership

Programs in this core area help youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process. They also develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to Club and community and celebrating our national heritage.

 

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Keystone

Keystoning is the Boys & Girls Club Movement’s most dynamic teen program. Keystone Clubs are chartered leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 14 to 18. Keystoners elect officers and implement activities in six areas: service to Club and community, character and leadership development, education and career exploration, unity, free enterprise and social recreation. Keystone Club members and their advisors can be nominated to steering committees that organize regional and national Keystone Conferences attended by thousands of Keystoners each year. Keystone Club Awards are bestowed annually on Keystone Clubs that implement programs and activities that best promote Keystoning principles. Each year, Keystoners develop a National Keystone Project. The combined action of hundreds of local Keystone Clubs results in a service project with a national scope.

 

Lil’ Angels

A self-esteem program for girls ages 5-10. Members participate in community awareness activities and volunteerism. They help guide others in a positive manner.

 

Lil’ Rascals Conquer the World

A self-esteem program for boys of all ages. Members conduct special activities for young men to help them make positive choices in the future on education, career, drug use and gang involvement.

 

Member of the Month

This recognition program is open to boys and girls of all ages. The qualities that stand out about these special members are service and helpfulness to staff and club members, pride and ownership of his/her Club, enthusiasm and participation in daily activities and events, and a positive attitude and respect for himself/herself, the Club and others.

 

Torch Club

Torch Clubs are chartered small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11 to 13. A 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. The National Torch Club Awards are presented annually to Torch Clubs with outstanding programs and activities in the four areas. Each year, Torch Club members from all over the country take part in a service-learning experience through the National Torch Club Project.

 

Youth of the Year

Established in 1947, Youth of the Year is BGCA’s premier youth recognition program for Club members, promoting service to Club, community and family; academic performance; moral character; life goals; and poise and public speaking ability. The program is most effective when used as a year-round tool for fostering young people’s character, personal growth and leadership qualities. Local Clubs recognize members ages 14 to 18 as Youths of the Month and select a Youth of the Year, who then participates in state competition. State winners each receive a $1,000 scholarship and participate in regional competitions. Five regional winners each receive a $10,000 scholarship and compete on the national level. The National Youth of the Year receives an additional $15,000 scholarship and is installed by the President of the United States.

NOTICE: Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove and Garden Grove Unified School District intend to jointly apply for 21st Century Community Learning Center ASSETS funding for five GGUSD High Schools: Hare, Santiago, Los Amigos, Bolsa Grande, and Rancho Alamitos.  We also intend to jointly apply for 21st Century Community Learning Centers program funding to expand nine current After School Education and Safety (ASES) elementary programs at: Anthony, Bryant, Excelsior, Faylane, Hazard, Heritage, Paine Post, and Russell. If you are interested in participating in the planning process, please contact Jennifer Cisneros at (714) 530-5399 extension 15.

 
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