Teens & Young Adults
We offer many programs to our older members that support academic success, prepare students for their futures, and teach them responsibility and leadership.
Check out our teen & young adult program list below!
Learning & Responsibility
This program – with an initial investment from Daniels Fund, El Pomar Foundation, and San Luis Valley Federal Bank in Alamosa – is producing teen technologists who have the skills to compete for the emerging tech jobs in the fields of information technology, drone piloting, pre-engineering robotics and computer science.
Diplomas to Degrees
This college readiness program guides Club members as they work toward high school graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and career success. The program helps teens with post-secondary education through experiences like college tours. It also assists youth in securing financial aid and fosters supportive relationships with adults who can provide support throughout the college experience.
Members learn about managing money and making smart financial decisions including how to manage a checking account, create a budget, save and invest, start small businesses and pay for college.
This program prepares young people for a career in service professions. Through participation in Junior Staff, teens will develop interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic and a sense of community engagement while experiencing on-the-job Club work.
Character & Leadership
Youth of the Year
Since 1947, Youth of the Year has been Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Club members. Each year, one exceptional young person from a Boys & Girls Club rises to the role of National Youth of the Year. The National Youth of the Year serves as both an exemplary ambassador for Boys & Girls Club youth and as a strong voice for all of our nation’s young people.
The journey to being named National Youth of the Year begins locally and progresses to state, regional and national levels, with an additional military phase for members of BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations.
Keystoning is the Boys & Girls Club Movement’s most dynamic teen program. It affords teens an opportunity to gain valuable leadership and service experience. Teens conduct activities in four areas: academic success, career exploration, community service, and teen outreach.