Education & Career Development

Education & Career Development

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.

BE GREAT: Graduate Program

Club members in grades 10th-12th work with the Graduate & Career Coordinators 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 also works with members post-graduation to help with services for employment, education, etc. The Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh currently has a BE GREAT: Graduate Program in Oshkosh North and West high schools.

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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!

Career Launch

Career Launch is a Boys & Girls Club program that helps teens in high school explore a broad range of possible career choices, match their interests to career clusters and identify the skills and education needed for their desired career path. Activities include resume building, designing a personal career plan and preparing for interviews. Career Launch is designed to support teens in preparing for their first job by gaining valuable professional development skills while making goals for their future after high school. This program is built into other teen Club programs such as our Professional Development Workshop, our mentoring program and our Keystone Leadership Club. Activities are facilitated both one on one and on a group basis.

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.

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.


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 and reading 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.