The education of our members is very important to us. Our goal is to support the development of good study habits and encourage members to be more successful in school. During our After School Program, we provide homework assistance. Members are helped with homework and school projects by full-time and part-time staff, as well as by Wabash College students and volunteers from our community. Every member has the opportunity to study, work on assignments, read, and ask for help.
Summer learning loss occurs during summer break when students do not use or practice the skills they have learned at school. Research has shown that if students are engaged in fun and academically beneficial activities during these months, they are more likely to maintain academic skills and knowledge for the next school year. In order to combat summer learning loss, the Summer KidCare Program provides opportunities for members to participate in high yield learning activities, as well as challenges them to remain active and involved.
Technology Lab & Media Center:
Digital safety is of primary importance to us. Using a mobile-friendly social platform called MyFuture (www.myfuture.net), Club members participate in Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s program activities in areas such as STEM, leadership, and the arts. Members learn new skills, connect with their friends, and earn recognition and rewards in a safe and fun environment. Although we teach members to use technology and the internet in a safe and responsible way, it is important for parents/guardians to reinforce safety and security expectations and appropriate usage. IGT After School Advantage funded our Technology Lab & Media Center.
STEM – Opportunities Beyond the Classroom for Montgomery County Students
Boys & Girls Clubs’ STEAM programs complement and reinforce what youth learn during school while creating hands-on learning experiences that inspires an interest and passion for science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Our after school and summer learning environments provide creative activities and opportunities that enable our members to be effective and engaged learners that are ready for the challenges of the future. Click here for more information
“Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education is important to today’s youth because our economy continues to evolve through the use of technology and innovation. The younger our youth are exposed to STEM programming, the better prepared they will be for tomorrow’s workplace. We know STEM education helps in the creation of critical thinkers which in turn can lead to a new generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.”
– Mayor Todd Barton, City of Crawfordsville