|Education and Career|
Programs in this Core Program area enable youth to become proficient in basic educational discipline apply learning to everyday situations and embrace technology to achieve success in a career.
Power Hour: Making Minutes Count helps Club members be more successful in school by providing homework help and tutoring and encouraging members to become self-directed learners. Tutoring is held at our learning centers from 3-7PM Monday- Friday.
Shout (21st Century): This program assists Roosevelt High School students to become more involved in school based and club based activities, such as arts, sports, technology, communications and leadership among others. The ultimate goal of the program is to increase the number of high school students able to graduate from high school and attend college.
Annual College & Career Fair
This event brings a variety of higher education institutions and professionals to our clubs. Members have the opportunity to ask admission officers and college recruiters about the University of their choice. Participants also have the opportunity to learn about careers and professions in different industries.
Standardized Exam Preparation
In the standardized exam preparation module, students participate in Saturday and after-school workshops designed to foster preparation for (SAT & CAHSEE). Students are provided with practice exams to assess areas in which they are academically strong and those in which significant improvement is needed. The workshops will emphasize mastery of writing/reading and math subject matter reviews, and the development of test taking skills utilizing preparation books, preparation CD's, on-line and interactive practice examinations.
Club AP (Children Learning & Utilizing Best Career Planning for Achievement Practices) is a Case management based program. The focus of the program is to monitor academic progress beginning in the sixth grade. Each student is assigned a case manager who monitors the students’ academic progress and assigns academic enrichment activities accordingly. The ultimate goal of Club AP is to develop a college bound culture among members and community by encouraging students to graduate from high school and attend a four year university.
College Knowledge Nights
Is a four evening long college information fair that takes place each fall. Parents and students are invited to attend information sessions to learn about higher education, the college application process among others.
College Money Nights
Is a four-evening long financial aid fair that takes place each February. Parents and students are invited to attend information sessions on the financial aid application process and various scholarship opportunities available to them. Participants also have the opportunity to be guided through the on-line application process.
Students and their parents are invited to visit UC, CSU, CC and private school campuses. These field trips are intended to provide youth with exposure to college and university life. The visits will include a tour of the campuses, shadowing of college/university students to classes, and academic enrichment activities. On-line interactive campus tours are also conducted for long distance universities.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund's "My Future, My Choice, My Education"
This innovative alliance offers college scholarship opportunities for Club members participating in the BGCA Latino Outreach Initiative. Working with both parents and young people, the alliance reinforces the message that entering and graduating from college are very achievable goals. Most importantly, the HSF/SBGC partnership addresses the fact that securing a college education is critical to a successful future. In this new alliance HSF conducts interactive workshops at our clubs which are part of the Latino Outreach Initiative. The weekly sessions, titled "My Future, My Choice, My Education", provide information and support to help youth navigate their way from middle school to high school to college and on to successful professional careers. It also offers opportunities for scholarships and enrichment programs for high achieving youth.
Goals for Graduation
Project Learn program that introduces members to academic goal setting by linking their future aspirations with concrete actions today. The program provides an encouraging recognition strategy that encourages members as their successes are recognized and supported at every step of their journey.
College Resources & Links for Youth