Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo Bridging the Gap
The goal of “Bridging the Gap,” is to help our youth be higher achievers in school. Some outcomes derived from this goal include good grades on school and state learning assessments, regular school attendance, enthusiasm for school, determination to graduate and plans to pursue higher education.
Designed to build the essential skills in members working towards success in the world of careers, this program addresses a wide range of issues with finding, getting and keeping a job.
Helps members become self-directed learners. Power Hour offers three circuits:
Power Pages provides opportunity to practice skills.
Homework Program helps members complete homework assignments.
Tutoring Program helps members gain proficiency or excel in specific areas in individual or small group sessions.
Goals for Growth
Club members ages 8-12 learn skills for setting and achieving goals, how to identify strengths and enhance self-esteem by reinforcing progress and recognizing success.
Youth meet weekly to read novels together, improving literacy for everyone involved.
Members practice problem solving and higher order thinking using games, interactive group activities and short stories that require math skills.