Programs

Club programs

While members are at our Clubs, they take part in various evidence-based programs designed around our three core areas: academic success, character and leadership, and healthy lifestyles. These programs ensure a fun, positive, productive Club experience. 

For more information, click here to download our 2015 Impact Report.

Academic success

Power Hour
Members spend an hour focused on academics. Many will use this time to get homework done or work on other learning-based projects.
NetSmartz
An interactive way of teaching young people how to recognize dangers and increase self-confidence whenever they go online. Members learn how to use technology safely and the importance of responsible decision-making when online.
Money Matter$
 We teach financial education to help teens get on the path toward budgeting, saving, planning for college and financial freedom.
Project Learn 
This program offers fun interactive projects to increase interest in school. Many of the projects are focused on the sciences.
Music
Our staff is tremendously talented! One of those talents includes music. Staff works one-on-one with members to teach them guitar, piano, drums, and help with members' band instruments. 

Character and leadership

Keystone Club
A voluntary program for our older members that builds character in teens by challenging youth to “develop many virtues and characteristics of positive, ethical leaders.” Members serve as leaders in the Club, earning opportunities to fill officer positions and lead projects.
Torch Club
Similar to Keystone Club, but for our younger members. Members of Torch Club also fill officer positions and commit to community service opportunities.
Social Action Committee
Members learn to identify a social issue within their community that they care about, and how to affect change.  Currently, our Social Action Committee is working to ban smoking in the public parks of Cañon City.
Cowboy Ethics
Members put timeless principles of The Cowboy Way into their every day lives. They follow lessons such as "Live each day with courage," "Take pride in your work," and "Ride for the brand."
Youth of the Year
Members can compete for the prestigious Youth of the Year for the Club, and go on to compete at the state and national levels where they can earn scholarship opportunities.
Community Service
Club members regularly help in the community with a variety of public service opportunities.

Healthy lifestyles

SPARK / Triple Play
Members spend at least one hour each day engaged in activities designed to encourage an active lifestyle. Members take pre-tests and post-tests to show progress on aspects like flexibility, aerobic ability, and strength.
SMART Moves
A nationally acclaimed prevention program, this uses various activities designed to hone members' decision-making and critical-thinking skills, as well as teaches them how to avoid and/or resist alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and premature sexual activity.
PGA Golf
The Club partners with a local golf pro to provide fun, engaging lessons on the game of golf.
Meal Program
Members help prepare, cook, and serve our daily snack and dinner.  We provide healthy, well-balanced meals in accordance with CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program).


Mentoring program

Boys & Girls Club of Fremont County is unique among Clubs in that it offers a one-to-one mentoring program. The program matches youth with caring adults who will listen, lead, and share their experience. The outcomes for programs like this are clear: youth matched with mentors show greater success in academics, are more likely to avoid risky behaviors, to become a positive citizen in their community, and to live a healthy lifestyle.
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