Strategic Approach for Academic Success
Boys & Girls Club professionals are informal educators and strive to ensure that all Club youth, through their experiences at school and with the Club, are able to make good post-secondary education decisions. The vision identifies key objectives and strategies for working with members ages 6 to 12 and 13 to 18. BGCA helps local Clubs combat problems that contribute to low high school graduation rates by implementing localized activities and strategies with rigor, emphasizing more intentional integration of programs across core program areas and conducting and sharing findings of evaluation efforts.
Power Hour: Making Minutes Count
A comprehensive homework help and tutoring program, POWER HOUR is designed to raise the academic proficiencies of Club members ages 6 to 17. This program utilizes volunteers from Cal Poly Pomona, University of La Verne, Cal State Fullerton, and other local universities to provide homework help and tutoring to Club members.
Project Learn reinforces and enhances the skills and knowledge young people learn at school through “high-yield” learning activities at the Club and in the home. Based on Dr. Reginald Clark’s research that shows fun, but academically beneficial activities increase academic performance. These activities include leisure reading, writing activities, homework help, and games like Scrabble, which develop youth’s cognitive skills. Project Learn emphasizes collaborations between Club staff, parents, and school personnel. Formally evaluated by Columbia University, Project Learn has been proven to boost the academic performance of Club members.
The goal of the College Bound program is to increase the number of Pomona area HS students who will move through & beyond high school, thereby making them eligible for graduation, higher education and financial aid from the UC, CSU, CC as well as private university/college systems. Our Mission is to give students more confidence in themselves and in life choices.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Pomona Valley College Bound supports and augments the efforts rendered in HS from the counselors and college/career centers. Opportunities which can be lost in larger environments are more accessible in the small group or one on one approach used at BGCPV.