I know I can be successful in college and beyond because of the preparation I’ve had at the Club, especially the academic support.
- Teen Center & Club member for 8 years
We are invested in the academic success of every member, every year and have a 100% graduation rate to show for it. We partner with parents, schools and other community stakeholders within our community to ensure that all Club members advance and graduate from high school and beyond, on time and with increased confidence.
Power Hour/Homework Club
Providing homework help and tutoring and encouraging members to become self-directed learners.
An incentive based homework program providing Club members from grades K-12th with homework help and tutoring on school subjects, have access to the use of computers for homework as needed, and encouraged to complete their daily assignments. Power Hour encourages members to become self-directed learners.
Recognizing that STEAM skills are increasingly necessary in the world, the BGCM hosts a STEAM summer camp where members learn robotics and electronics while integrating the art of science into day-to-day projects.
Members are encouraged to express their creative side through programs such as sewing, arts & crafts, photography, painting, and Image Makers, an annual photography contest providing local, regional and national recognition. Club members’ photographs selected at the contest’s national level are exhibited at the BGCA’s National Conference and other events.
Goals for Graduation
This program introduces Club members to academic goal setting by helping youth make connections between their aspirations for the future and concrete actions they can take today.
Designed to support all college-bound youth in 9-12th grade. Each member receives one-on-one case management from Club staff on preparation and knowledge of all areas related to graduating high school and transitioning to a four-year university.
Guest speakers, college field trips, and college-related workshops are just some of the opportunities for teens that are often the first in their families to attend college
Assists in career exploration, college and job search information, providing appropriate supportive, interactive activities including training and the tools needed to succeed in the workplace, college & future careers.
Participants learn how to a write resume, cover and thank you letters, as well as interviewing and public speaking skills.
Summer internships are available for 8-12th graders, through our partners with local Malibu businesses.
In partnership with the Emily Shane Foundation, the SEA (Successful Educational Achievement) Program provides individualized, intensive mentoring to struggling middle school aged Club members, in the mainstream classroom.
The program’s mentors work closely with their students in all areas – from organizational skills to study skills – and assist with all school work with a focus on areas of particular difficulty for the individual Club member.