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.

3-D Printing

3-D Printing gives members the opportunity to design and create three-dimensional objects. Teens will work with staff members, as well as community partners, to design and create some amazing projects including cell phone cases, holders, fidget spinners and more!

BE GREAT: Graduate Program

Club members in grades 10th-12th will work with the Graduation & Career Coordinator to stay on track for graduation with grades, attendance, and credit accumulation. The goal is to have members graduate from high school on time with a plan to be college, community or career ready following their graduation. The program coordinator will also work with members post-graduation to help with services for employment, education, etc.

Career Launch

Career Launch has a brand new curriculum where teens can explore a broad range of career areas, match their interests to career clusters and identify the skills and education needed for their particular career path. Career Launch is designed to support youth in preparing for their first job, internships, summer employment and so much more! This program may take place one-on-one or in smaller groups.

Interview Workshop

Teens ages 14 and older are invited to join us for the 3rd Annual Interview Workshop that will take place in April and May 2019. During this three-session program, teens learn how to prepare for an interview, answer questions appropriately, dress professionally and more. After the three sessions, teens will participate in mock interview with area businesses and organizations with the opportunity of being offered a part-time job, job shadow, or internship.

Jr. Staff / Teens 2 Work MT

Teens in high school can sign up to be a part of our Teens 2 Work program and middle schoolers can sign up to be a Jr. Staff. Broken down into 4 levels, the Teens 2 Work program is designed to help teens develop crucial job and life skills and eventually work their way into community employment in an area they might be interested in pursuing after high school.

LEGO® League/Robotics

LEGO League immerses 4-8th grade 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 and turn them in on time. Members are better prepared for classes and proud of their hard work and accomplishments. This program also provides high yield activities that help members become self-directed, resourceful and independent learners.

Professional Workshop

High school aged teens can participate in a four week Professional Workshop that teaches teens how to introduce themselves, how to dress to impress, what a personal brand is and how to use their own brand to their benefit. After attending the first three weeks, teens pick out a professional outfit and attend the Oshkosh Business Expo to practice the skills they learned throughout the program.

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. We offer three different ways to become a better reader and build your confidence as a student. All three of the following activities are proven to improve reading fluency.

Reader’s Theater

So you want to be in the spotlight? We have a spot just for you. Reader’s Theater is a very exciting opportunity to read and perform fun plays. There are opportunities for youth ages 7-8 years old.

Choral Reading

Choral reading is a group of people reading out loud together. You don’t even have to stand alone to read your part. Rhythm, sound effects, movement and props all help tell a story. There are opportunities for youth ages 9-12 years old.

High School Book Club

Did you know that talking about what you are reading is a great way to become a better reader? We will read books about interesting characters facing interesting challenges.

Skills to Pay the Bills

Skills to Pay the Bills teaches high school students the soft skills they will need to get a job including positive attitude and communication, teamwork, networking, problem solving, critical thinking, professionalism and great customer service.

STEM

The Club provides opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with innovative and creative programs. Each week, there are a variety of activities that center around these topics that members are able to explore and learn more about.

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.