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.

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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.

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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.

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Future Leaders