Club Homework Help Program Available Now
With school back in session, Alameda Boys & Girls Club (ABGC) will be continuing its ongoing partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Ross Stores to support the club’s Power Hour: Making Minutes Count program, an interactive after-school homework assistance program for members, ages 6 to 18. The program offers opportunities for the club’s staff to support youth members in developing positive attitudes about education and encourage youth to complete homework and become self-directed learners.
“ABGC places an emphasis on enhancing and improving our members’ educational experience and capacities.” said Jeff Miller, The Club’s Chief Executive Officer. “Power Hour is a core part of our educational curriculum. We have noticed that members’ participation in the program has positive impacts on their grades and the programs’ built-in incentives have modified members’ behavior towards completion of homework and school projects.
Power Hour is offered daily at the club, and members participate within their age group.
The club’s continued partnership with Ross Stores will assist in making the program a more effective tool to keep members on top of their academic studies as well as provide the club’s education coordinator with staff training and resources. Additionally, local Ross store employees will have an opportunity to volunteer their time at ABGC.
ABCG’s mission is to inspire and enable all youth to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Founded in 1949, ABGC has been providing high-impact, affordable youth-development programs and services for youth. Approximately 70 percent of youth the club currently serves are living in poverty and more than 40 percent come from single-parent households. ABCG is open to all youth from all schools and backgrounds, every day and evening after school and during school vacations.
Daily programming at the ABGC focuses on education and career development; character and leadership; health and life skills; STEM; gardening and cooking; fine and performing arts; and sports, fitness and recreation.
The club also provides on-site dental, vision and respiratory clinics as well as small group counseling sessions. Participation in these programs and services improve the lives of club members as it teaches them the skills they need to achieve academic and professional success and how to become confident, healthy and contributing members to society.
For more information go to www.alamedabgc.org.