Our members are expected to graduate from high school on time and ready for college, military or trade school.
Power Hour:“Making Minutes Count” helps Club members ages 6-18 achieve academic success by providing homework help, tutoring and high-yield learning activities and encouraging members to become self-directed learners. Printed program materials include a resource guide for program coordinators, homework helpers and tutors and a poster-sized Power Points chart for tracking and rewarding participants’ progress.
Career Launch: This fun and exciting program prepares teens for the working world. Club teens 13-18 years old embark on a journey to explore careers, make sound educational decisions and find success in the world of work. The program, sponsored by Bank of America and Gap Foundation, contains 20 sessions full of interactive activities designed to help teens prepare for 21st Century careers.
College Access: The goal of the Olivet Boys and Girls Club’s College Access Program is to assist low income/first generation students with finding their “Best” College Match. A good college fit is one that meets the student’s academic, social and financial needs. Students learn about the program through high school counselors, teachers, and other students.
The college prep sessions include assistance with developing college criteria, researching schools, estimating college costs, completing college applications and signing-up for SATs/ACTs. There are a total of 34 sessions/year with an average of two to three sessions per month for graduating seniors with the exception of February. In February the number increases to 6 or 8 for completion of financial aid forms.
Bookworms: The literacy program focuses on fluency and reading strategies that support comprehension. The members work on vocabulary activities, sequencing, Venn diagrams, and predicting outcomes. They also practice sight words and develop a better understanding of plot elements.