Academic Success

Academic Success Programs

What do you want to be when you grow up? No matter how a child answers that question, we want to help them build a strong foundation to realize their goals. Our educational programs allow young people to explore their options and reach their full potential. We are growing tomorrow’s leaders today.

Career Launch

Career Launch 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. Teens build their job-search and job-readiness skills and have opportunities to learn about various career paths through post-secondary school visits and business tours.


FIRST LEGO League immerses Club members in real-world science and technology challenges. Teams build LEGO-based robots and develop research projects. Through their participation, children develop valuable life skills and discover exciting career possibilities while learning that they can make a positive contribution to society.

Money Matters

Money Matters is designed to help teens with proper money management and provide them the skills to enter the working world. Teens learn how to open a savings account, how to be responsible with credit and debit cards, and much more.

Power Hour

Power Hour offers a structured time and place for Club staff, academic tutors and volunteers to help members understand and complete their homework assignments on time. Members are better prepared for classes and proud of their hard work and accomplishments. This program also helps members become self-directed, resourceful and independent learners.

Reader’s Cafe’

Reader’s Cafe’ is our literacy program with the Winnebago County Literacy Council. It works to help our members ages 6-18 enhance their reading and writing skills. Members work on comprehension,fluency, stamina, confidence and love of reading.


Closing the opportunity gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with innovative and creative programs, activity ideas and resources for Clubs and the youth they serve.

STRIDE Academy

STRIDE Academy is a web-based learning program that incorporates math, reading and science into a fun gaming environment. The program is available at the Club through statewide Wisconsin After 3 funding. The goal of the program is to improve STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills among Club members in first through eighth grade.

Summer Reading

The Boys & Girls Club works with the Oshkosh Public Library to provide the summer reading program at the Club.  Members can sign up at the Club and track their reading to achieve different incentives during the summer months.