Local Initiatives that Make a Difference
We recognize that every community, just like every Club, is unique. Through extensive research in our County and State, along with addressing the needs in our neighborhoods, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast has focused on key areas intended to help our children and teens succeed beyond what traditional Club programming provides.
Leading through Literacy
Since 2020, Let’s Go Learn (LGL) has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast to implement the “Unlock Reading” program, which provides online assessments, reading lessons, and automated progress monitoring. Club Members are provided with a diagnostic assessment and, based on their performance and learning gaps, are provided with a customized path of reading lessons. The LGL system provides a transformational experience for students who are struggling readers. Lessons are always at a student’s appropriate reading level and integrate gameplay, animations, video, and music: a recipe for success.
Club Re-Imagined is a fully virtual Boys & Girls Club experience and social hub held inour own Discord server. Club members meet online from 5-8pm to participate in club activities, games, and tutoring.
Youth are encouraged to express themselves in positive and creative ways in a virtual and diverse community that includes: online party games, discussions about art, music, sports, etc.; learning new life skills; college readiness assistance; academic support; community service projects; and opportunities to develop leadership skills.
Future Leaders is a program designed for Club Members between the ages of 13-18 years. It is a practical small-group program that assists teens in exploring both a career in youth development or other human services from their day-to-day work as a youth staff member, as well as career exploration into various other industries and developing the skills needed to be successful in the workforce.
The program will provide members with age-appropriate skill-building opportunities from their hands-on Club work experience in four areas as well: career development, apprenticeship, customer service, and community service.