The STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) Lab at the Boys & Girls Club gives participating children up to age 12 the opportunity to learn coding, explore robotics, fly drones and practice graphic design. Developed by the Club in partnership with Apple, the program provides Club kids with hands-on learning experience for a variety of career opportunities in the technology industry.
One of the BGCHC’s biggest concerns with reopening was the lack of an outdoor play area for its members. COVID-19 regulations prohibited field trips and contact sports, restricted youth’s movement throughout the building, and enforced social distancing—making for a difficult summer for children confined to one classroom throughout the day.
With the advancement of COVID-19, the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City (BGCAC) has quickly adapted to expanding our mission to support Club Kids, to include their families and our greater community. We quickly identified the critical need of providing food at a time when our Club families already live in a verified food desert and since our Clubs were closed, the daily meals we previously provided would need to be replaced.
During this uncertain time when closures resulting from COVID-19 are causing our families to lose access to critical support systems that keep children safe, healthy, and engaged, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County is committed to doing whatever it takes to find innovative ways to reach the children in our community.
Boys & Girls Club of Lodi and the Lodi Board of Education, will be bringing the LEAP program (Lodi’s Enrichment Afterschool Program) to Thomas Jefferson Middle School this coming school year.
In cooperation with the Center for Advancement of Science and Space, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County recently sent their Club kids on a virtual mission to the International Space Station (ISS)!
The Boys & Girls Club of Clifton recently announced an extension on their before and after school programs at 4 additional school sites, bringing them to a total of 15 local sites. Since 1992, the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton had been operating after school programs at in Clifton schools. Starting this fall, the Club will extend their services to 4 additional Clifton schools – school #2, #3, #5, and #13 – offering both before and after school programs at all new locations and adding a before school program at 7 of the existing sites.
The Boys & Girls Club of Vineland became a chartered member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 2004. The Club started off in the back of an Episcopal Church in Vineland, NJ with a small group of youth and three ongoing programs. Since then, the organization has grown to over 520 registered members attending programs at two sites in Vineland.