Career & Education Development

Our academic programming enables youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, set goals, explore careers, prepare for employment and embrace technology to achieve success in a career. As informal educators, Boys & Girls Club professionals envision all Club youth, who become members as children and retain their membership through their teenage years, graduating from high school with their class members. Through their experiences at school and the Club, young people are able to make good post-secondary education decisions. This vision identifies key objectives and strategies for working with members ages 6 to 12 and 13 to 18.


Making Minutes Count provides Club professionals with strategies, activities, resources and information to create an engaging homework help and tutoring program that encourages Club members ages 6 to 12 and 13 to 18 to become self-directed learners. The Power Hour materials provide practical tips and Club best practices for recognition and incentives, behavior management, volunteer recruitment and training, collaboration with other organizations and use of technology and the Internet.

Program Description: Homework help for kids with an added educational component. Earn daily points for a monthly fieldtrip

Program Location(s): Great Oak, Alberhill & Murrieta Clubhouses


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County believes in the importance of educating our young people in the ever changing field of technology. Our desire is to create an environment with access to the latest technology for our members. Through Club Tech our members are allowed to explore and create their own ideas while learning the basics of computer technology. Our goal is to create the next generation of “technologically fluent” members. We want them to be the creators of technology, not merely consumers.

Program Description Club Tech, BGCSWC's digital literacy program, aims to make technology accessible, intriguing and fun. Gives members basic computer skills; introduce them to digital movie making, music making, photography, graphic design and Web development.

Program Location(s): Great Oak, Alberhill & Murrieta Clubhouses


CareerLaunch encourages Club members ages 13 to 18 to assess their skills and interests, explore careers, make sound educational decisions and prepare to join our nation’s work force. Club staff or volunteers use the Career Exploration Quick Reference Guide to work with teens individually or in small groups to build their job-search skills and job readiness.

The easy-to-read, pocket-sized CareerLaunch Teen Tips is full of practical job-hunting advice for young people. The CareerLaunch Web site,, provides Club teens, staff and volunteers with online career exploration, college and job search information and interactive activities. Mentoring, job shadowing and training opportunities round out the program..

Program Description: A career exploration and mentoring program for teens

Program Location(s): Great Oak, Alberhill & Murrieta Clubhouses