PROGRAMS - Education and Career Development
Book Club (Intermediates)
Book clubs create small communities where young people can read and analyze a book choice. This element creates a forum for literacy development, theme based discussion and critical thinking in middle school members.
This program provides a range of services to guide Club members as they work toward high school graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and career success. The Facilitator’s Guide includes fun high-yield activities. The Teen College Guide offers tips on achieving academic success and planning for post-secondary education.
DIY STEM is a hands-on, activity-based STEM curriculum which connects youth aged 9-12 to science themes they encounter regularly. Special attention is paid to connections of theory and application and the common interactions members have with these scientific principles. DIY STEM currently includes five modules: Energy and Electricity, Engineering Design, Food Chemistry, Science of Sports: Football.
Educational Assistance Program (E.A.P.)
The 2016-2017 school year is proving to be yet another impactful year for our Kips Bay Scholars! We have a total of 54 members receiving scholarships from Kips Bay – 25 college students, 27 high schoolers, and 2 middle school students. These members not only thrive academically but they are also: All Star Athletes, Presidents of Clubs, Performing Arts Enthusiasts, Deans List Scholars, Student Government Officers, President Award Recipients, Co-Directors of varying School Associations, Mentors, and National Honors Members. Furthermore, even with all this going on; our scholars continue to return to their home away from home – Kips Bay! Here, they give back generously by spending time in the Departments that have made a meaningful impact on their lives. As a part of their service commitment, they take on varying tasks, all with the same outcome – being a positive role model for kids who were just like them!
Lyricism 101 (Teens)
Lyricism 101 is a new program that intentionally includes proven youth development practices and creative activities that build and expand the literary skills of our teens, while exposing them to the art of hip hop, particularly cipher culture. It is broken down into nine 90-minute sessions, each of which can be delivered as a complete workshop or stand-alone lesson. Club professionals are encouraged to be creative and interweave their own content and connections into the activities.
PowerHour: making minutes count (Mandatory for all programs)
Power Hour: 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.
Diplomas to Degrees (D2D)- College Readiness for Teens
This program provides a range of services to guide Club members as they work towards high school graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and career success.
Summer Brain Gain
Summer learning loss has a devastating effect on America's kids, especially those who don't participate in enriching summer activities. That's why Boys & Girls Clubs of America is pleased to present Summer Brain Gain – a fun, interactive learning program designed for summer in the Club!
Summer Slugger targets foundational skills that tend to slip most due to lack of exposure, namely factual and procedural knowledge. This includes topics that rely heavily on memorization and repeated practice, such as spelling, vocabulary, and numeracy. A complete list of topics can be found in this guide. This course is intended for students between 4th and 5th grade, although it can be used in higher or lower grades depending on students’ academic abilities. All content is vetted by subject matter experts and is based on 4th grade math and literacy standards. The personalized paths in Summer Slugger allows for students of different academic abilities to stay challenged while they maintain and even improve their skills.
The Word Bee is designed to expand the vocabulary of young people at our community centers in grades K-5. Each week members will be introduced to a new word, as well as learn the definition and part of speech. They will also engage in activities that expand their understanding. Young people in grades K-2 will learn 25 new words, while young people in grades 3-5 will learn 50 new words over the course of the year. The academic year will culminate with a word bee, in which young people across the division will be able to compete against other young people in their grade level.