Teen Program: 7th-12th Grade

2022/2023

Start Date: Thursday, September 1st, 2022

Questions? Contact Director of Youth & Family Engagement, Danielle Bittelman, at danielleb@bgcosh.org or 920-233-1414, ext. 124. In need of a scholarship? Please call us directly to learn more.

You can now use our Parent Portal to sign up to be a member and register for Club programming (including non-school days, field trips, Spring Break) – Register online at parentportal.bgcosh.org.

Cost: After paying the membership fee, there is no daily or weekly fee for the after school program. There may be fees for field trips and days off of school.

Hours

Monday-Friday
3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Non-school days: 6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday’s Teen Nights: 3:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (will begin later in Fall)

See information on non-school days and closures here.

Programming

Teens will arrive at the Club and be welcomed by our amazing staff.  Teens will use The CLUB Teen Center entrance to get into the building along with being picked up.  Once inside, they will have the opportunity to get help on homework and relax in the lounge until we gather as a group.  Several different programs will be run daily including time in the games room, gym, and having the opportunity to take part in Esports! We will also be running several sports leagues such as volleyball, basketball and flag football. 

We will be providing snacks and plenty of activities and field trips to keep teens engaged and coming back for more!

Teen Nights

We will be bringing back our Club Teen Nights again this fall. Teen Nights will take place on Thursdays and the Teen Center will be open late. We will do a variety of exciting activities every week including teens vs. staff sports competitions, cooking competitions, crafts and art projects like tye-dye t-shirts, karaoke and so much more!

College and Career Exploration

Teen members will get the opportunity to visit colleges and businesses for career exploration on non-school days.

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.

Leadership Opportunities

Keystone Leadership Club

Teens can join our Keystone Leadership Club. Keystone is the Boys & Girls Club Movement’s ultimate teen program! This unique leadership development experience provides opportunities for young people ages 14 to 18. Youth participate both onsite at the Club and at offsite locations in activities in three focus areas:

  • Academic success
  • Career preparation
  • Community service

With the guidance of an adult advisor, Keystone Clubs aim to have a positive impact on members, the Club and the community.

Youth of the Month

Each month, staff choose a member from each program area to be the member of the month. Members who are chosen for awards stand out to staff for their kind, considerate and respectful behavior, for their positive attitude and participation and who are helpful to other members, staff and volunteers. These members are recognized each year at the Club’s annual Youth of the Year Dinner. This event provides members ages 6-18 the opportunity to showcase their leadership ability and be recognized among their peers.

Youth of the Year

Established in 1947, Youth of the Year is the Boys & Girls Club of America’s premier recognition program for Club members, promoting service to Club, community and family; academic success; strong moral character; life goals; and poise and public speaking ability. Local Clubs recognize members ages 14 to 18 as Youth of the Month winners and also select a Youth of the Year.

The Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh Youth of the Year receives a $10,000 scholarship from the Boys & Girls Club’s Charles F. Hyde, Jr. Youth of the Year Scholarship Endowment and participates in the statewide competition. State winners each receive a $1,000 scholarship and participate in regional competitions. Five regional winners each receive a $10,000 scholarship and compete on the national level. The National Youth of the Year receives up to an additional $50,000 scholarship and is installed by the President of the United States.

Download the application for 2023 Youth of the Year below!

2023 Youth of the Year Application

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.

For more information contact:

Oshkosh North: 

Jed Carlson
jedc@bgcosh.org
Phone: 920-252-5589

Tim Lange
timothyl@bgcosh.org
Phone: 920-420-4565

Oshkosh West:

Jessica McKenna
jessicam@bgcosh.org
Phone: 920-410-9442

 

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The Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh is a United Way agency.