We recognize that homework completion plays a critical role in academic sucsess so every Monday-Thursday our members receive homework help and tutoring. Our goal isto help young people develop academic, behavioral, and social skills that will enhance their educational experiences and empower them to graduate from high school.
Passport to Manhood
The passage from boyhood to manhood is challenging, requiring adolescent males to understand and manage many issues and transitions. Passport to Manhood addresses critical issues that young men face during this time, such as ethics, decision-making, wellness, ideas about fatherhood, cooperation and conflict, diversity, relationships, employment and careers, and self-esteem.
Torch Club members learn to enrich their lives and the lives of others through service, leadership, and demonstrating good character. Members learn to work together to identify Club and community needs, develop programs and activities to sddress those needs, and actively participate in their community. These activities provide experience in the democratic process and give young people a chance to contribute something of values to others.
The Healthy Habits program is designed to incorporate healthy living and active learning in every part of the Club experience. From the gym to the learning centerto the arts and crafts room, the central themes of good nutrition, regular physical activity, and improving overall well being are emphasized.
Young people need viable solutions that enhance their life skills, build their resiliency, improve their health, and stregthen their leadership skills. SMART Moves provides youth with the knowledge, skills, self-esteem, and peer support to make healthy choices, practice healthy behaviors, and avoid risky behaviors and situations including involvement with alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Junior Staff helps youth explore a career in youth development or other human services. Members are provided with age-appropriate skill building in career development, apprenticeship, customer service, leadership development and career preparation.