Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi participates in a variety of Boys & Girls Clubs of America programs. These programs fall into four categories, Healthy Lifestyles, Academic Success, Character and Leadership, and the Arts.
Each Club Kid participates in different activities and programs every day at the club. Our Club Kids start arriving at our Clubs at 2:15, the kids are separated into age groups. The kids then go into Power Hour, the devoted time for students to get any school work completed. After Power Hour the kids are placed into one of our five core areas; Education & Career Development, Character & Leadership, Health & Life Skills, the Arts, and Sports, Fitness & Recreation.
Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
At our Clubs, trained, professional staff leads our young members through positive, constructive curricula and activities on a variety of topics. This lineup of nationally recognized programs addresses today’s most pressing youth issues, teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life.
Five Core Areas of Youth Development
Most of our programs fall within our Five Core Areas of Youth Development:
- Education & Career Development
- Character & Leadership
- Health & Life Skills
- The Arts
- Sports, Fitness, & Recreation
We also offer programs under the Information Technology and Camp banners. Details concerning each of our programs may be found below.
All of our programs promote active and ongoing student learning, often with a special emphasis on reading intervention. We provide a safe, positive place where our children will have access to:
- Literacy Remediation
- Academic Enrichment
- Leadership Opportunities
- Computer labs
- Arts and Crafts
- Ceramics Center
Additionally, we offer programs on:
- Substance Abuse
- Money Management
- Job Readiness and Career Preparation
- Teenage Pregnancy
- Conflict Resolution
Using this holistic youth development approach, our programs help develop our children and boost their academic achievement, social skills, and self-confidence.