We all know teens today face unique challenges. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Nassau County support teens in our community as they face those challenges through The Club Teen Program. With a staff and exclusively tailored program focused on the specific needs of youth ages 13 to 18, The Club is a dynamic, dedicated space inside each Boys & Girls Club Nassau Club facility that provides hands-on education geared toward preparing teens for success in school, higher education, the workplace, and in life.
All programming and experiences are focused on giving teens the exposure and support they need to make positive choices and to go on to be successful adults.
Programs in The Club Teen Program Include:
Diplomas to Degrees: This college-readiness curriculum helps teens identify their interests and skills, and prepare for college admissions.
Career Launch: A career-readiness program aimed at preparing teens to make positive contributions in the workforce.
Money Matters: This fun, hands-on financial management program teaches fiscal responsibility.
Digital Arts: Through this program, teens explore digital design, photo manipulation, and digital music production.
In Search Of Me Café: This comprehensive, interactive, media-rich program helps teens address problems, communicate thoughts and ideas, and seek outside help in finding solutions toward making healthy choices in their lives. Topics covered include: Drug and Violence Resistance, Internet Safety, Communication Skills, Alcohol and Tobacco, and more.
ClubFit: An organized, non-competitive fitness activities program designed to improve the fitness and confidence of youth with all levels of athletic ability.
Keystone Club: This unique leadership development experience provides opportunities for young people ages 14 to 18 to participate both in and out of The Club setting in activities in three focus areas: Academic success. Career preparation. Community service.
Tipping the Scales: A partnership with Baptist Health Foundation and Baptist Nassau Hospital, this is an on-going, year- round program that provides BGC members ages 13-18 the opportunity to participate in a weekly, one-hour experience at Baptist Nassau. Teens and mentors make a 50-week commitment. Teens learn about health care functions, develop personal skills and spiritual awareness, the weekly rotating curriculum, allows participants to meet with a Baptist employee mentor for a full circle experience. Baptist provides a weekly cash stipend of $10 and, with reliable annual performance, the opportunity to apply for summer employment.
For more information, or to sign up for the Teen Club Program,
contact the Miller Club (904-261-1075) or Roberts Club (904-491-9102).