Teen Initiatives

Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware is committed to serving teens across the state. Located within Boys & Girls Clubs, The CLUB is an after-school experience that empowers teens (ages 13-18) to find their passion, accomplish their goals and take control of their future.

 

Teens want a space that provides respite from the pressures of school, family responsibilities or the danger of the streets. A place where they can have positive interactions with peers, meet new friends and take advantage of informal relationships with adults who assist them in their areas of interest. Club staff work with teens as they learn to think critically, use their voice in healthy ways, and discover who they are and how their purpose intersects with their world. It is through this work that hope thrives. Teens want hope. Boys & Girls Clubs offer hope.

The CLUB offers teens of Delaware a range of programs including:

KEYSTONE

Keystone is a unique leadership development experience that provides opportunities for young people ages 14 to 18 to participate, both in and out of the Club, in activities in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service.

Youth of the Year

Youth of the Year is the premier recognition program for teens. Club members who earn the Youth of the Year title embody the values of leadership service; academic excellence; and healthy lifestyles.

DIPLOMAS TO DEGREES (D2D)

Diplomas to Degrees (d2D), is a college readiness program, that 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.

PASSPORT TO MANHOOD

Passport to Manhood consists of 14 sessions, each concentrating on a specific aspect of character and manhood through highly interactive activities.

UPS ROAD CODE

UPS Road Code will help teens learn the code for safe driving. UPS Road Code provides teens with four sessions of classroom-based instruction and time behind the wheel of a computerized driving simulator.

SMART GIRLS

SMART Girls is a health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program for girls 8-12 years and a module for girls 13-17 years.

MONEY MATTERS

Money Matters promotes financial responsibility and independence among Teen Club members Our members learn how to manage a checking account, create a budget, save and invest, start small businesses and pay for college.

CAREERLAUNCH

This fun and exciting program, sponsored by Bank of America and Gap Foundation, prepares teens for the world of careers and work.

JUNIOR STAFF

Cultivating Tomorrow’s Club Professionals Today

Junior Staff is a small-group program that is both practical and user friendly. It assists Club members ages 13 to 18 in exploring a career in youth or human services, particularly Boys & Girls Club work.

Junior Staff is a small-group program that is both practical and user friendly. It assists Club members ages 13 to 18 in exploring a career in youth or human services, particularly Boys & Girls Club work.

This fun and exciting program, sponsored by Bank of America and Gap Foundation, prepares teens for the world of careers and work.

For Teen specific programming around the state contact Lisa Lynch, Director of Teen Programs  or contact your local Club to learn more about their Teen Programs.