Specialized Initiatives

 Winter Programs 2017

8-12 Year old Programs:

JA BizTown We have partnered with Junior Achievement again to bring this new program to the Club! This popular program allows elementary-aged members to operate banks, manage restaurants, write checks, and vote for mayor. This program helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world. (February 7, 15, 21, 22, 27, 28 & March 6,7,9,10,20,21,30)

Knitting & Crocheting If you would like to learn how to knit or would like to work on advanced knitting projects, talk to Sue in the Art Room! We also have a new volunteer, Kate, who is teaching members how to crochet, too! (Wednesdays 4pm)

Happy Helpers Lend a helping hand in this community/club service program. Members will brainstorm ways to serve others and then put their ideas into action! There will be local travel in this program. (Fridays 3:30-5:00pm)

SMART Kids Members ages 8-9 will learn how to make healthy choices when possibly faced with pressure to use drugs or engage in other risky behaviors. Members will participate in activities that help them understand their self-worth so that they are less likely to make unhealthy decisions. (Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm)

Spanish Club In this program, members will learn basic Spanish words while also learning to form simple sentences in Spanish. (Mondays & Tuesdays 3:30-4:00pm)

Take Flight Members will learn some of the basics of aviation, put together a model plane, and take a field trip to the Plymouth Airport to see some aircraft and talk with some mechanics and pilots with first-hand experience! *Limited to the first 10 kids that sign up. (Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm)

GAGA (Girls Achieving Great Accomplishments) This is a special group just for girls! Billie Carothers, Program Director, will meet with members to discuss their goals and concerns, celebrate their successes and answer questions. The girls will also come up with a service project and partner up with another local agency supporting women and children! (Thursdays 4:30-5:00pm) 

Teen Programs:

Diplomas 2 Degrees Teens will learn all they need to know about college in this program. Topics include academic preparation; guidance from mentors; searching for colleges; the application process; financial aid; and what to expect in college. (Mondays 4:30-5:30pm)

Jr. Staff Do you want to work at a Boys and Girls Club someday or at another place where you are helping others? This is your chance to learn what it takes to work in the helping profession. (Mondays 4:30-5:30pm)

Keystone Members between the ages of 14-18 can be a part of this Boys and Girls Clubs of America group. Participants will elect officers, hold meetings and plan special events for the Club/community. Members work in the gym during Club sporting events and assist in other areas when needed. (Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm)

Science Adventures Teens will have fun learning the ins and outs of fun science experiments with Teen Coordinator, Tricia Hall. (Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm)

*There will also be Minute to Win it challenges on Mondays & Wednesdays and Activities that Teach on Tuesdays & Thursdays.*

*Upcoming Events*

January 23rd High School Key Club members coming in to help lead a MLK Jr. activity. January 20th and 27th & February 3rd and 10th Happy Helpers delivering small gifts to local nursing home residents.

February 20th Field Trip to the South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center in honor of Black History Month.

February 23rd Field Trip to the Plymouth Airport for participating members in the Take Flight Program.

March 30th Field Trip to the BizTown Simulation Center in Ft. Wayne for participating members in the JA BizTown Program. 
All programs/activities that involve travel will require a signed permission slip.
Please turn in the signed copy prior to the travel date.

 *A monthly Block Schedule for all programs & activities at Jefferson can be found in the Dropbox link*

*For complete dates, times, and ages please click on the Dropbox link below. Printable forms can be found in the link*