DIY STEM is a hands-on, activity-based STEM curriculum which connects youth to science themes they encounter regularly.
Money Matters promotes financial responsibility and independence among Club members ages 13 to 18. Participants learn how to manage a checking account, create a budget, save and invest, start small businesses and pay for college.
My.Future is a mobile-friendly social platform with program activities in areas such as STEM, leadership and the arts.
Power Hour: Making Minutes Count provides Club professionals with the strategies, activities, resources and information to create an engaging homework help and tutoring program that encourages Club members of every age to become self-directed learners.
Summer Brain MLiP Gain
Summer Brain Gain is comprised of one-week modules with fun, themed activities for elementary school, middle school and high school students that are aligned with common core anchor standards. In addition, Summer Brain Gain: Read!, a Media Literacy Program (MLip), complements the larger Summer Brain Gain curriculum.
Summer camps is a six to eight-week program that gives children a safe place to go during the summer months. For many families, summer camp can be out of reach due to high costs. HRBCBG offers an affordable camp option (even making it free to families that can’t afford the reduced cost) that’s not only fun, but offers educational activities and adventures to expand HRBCBG members’ horizons. Additionally, the kids that seek out the Club programs are those at greatest risk to suffer from summer learning loss. Studies show that most low-income youth lose about two months of grade-level equivalency in mathematical computation and reading skills over the summer months. HRBCBG’s summer programs combat that learning loss by engaging youth in learning through discovery, creative expression and collaborative group work.
Tech Girls Rock!
Since 2016, BEC Technologies has partnered with HRBCBG to deliver hands-on technology workshops for tween and teen girls to spark their interest in STEM careers.
Healthy Lifestyles Programs
ALL STARS engages Club members 6-18 in soccer, football, basketball, cheerleading, street band (music) and dancing.
Passport to Manhood
Passport to Manhood teaches responsibility to boys ages 11 to 14 with sessions that focus on a specific aspect of character and manhood through highly interactive activities.
SMART Girls provides health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement for girls ages 8 to 17.
Triple Sat Play: A Game Plan for Mind, Body, and Soul
Triple Sat Play is a comprehensive health and wellness program. It strives to improve the overall health of Club members ages 6-18 by increasing daily physical activity, teaching them about good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships.
The games room is the heart of every Club. This central, welcoming space is a program area where all youth can have fun and play together. Teen Club members host games tournaments practicing good sportsmanship and cooperation, and younger members modify games such as ping pong, billiards, and bumper pool to fit their interests and abilities.
Open gym is also key to the success of HRBCBG’s Clubs. When not in use for organized team sports and activities, open gym is a time for youth to be creative and play together no matter their skill level. The gym is especially vital as few Clubs have outdoor recreation space and many schools do not regularly offer gym class or sports opportunities.
Character & Leadership Programs
HRBCBG offers an Employment Program for qualifying teen members. The goal of the program is to provide workforce development services to teens, including job readiness training, career development, internships, drop-out prevention services, and leadership development. Over the past ten years, HRBCBG has placed more than 100 teen members in employment, post-secondary education, internships, and training opportunities through this program.
Youth of the Year
The Youth of the Year Award is Boys & Girls Clubs of Ontario’s highest honor, rewarding leadership, service and academic standing.