Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington
Academic Success Youth Programs



Age 6-18


Power Hour: Making Minutes Count provides Club professionals with the strategies, activities, resources and information to create an engaging homework help and tutoring program that encourages Club members of every age to become self-directed learners. During Power Hour, extended learning opportunities and educational enrichment activities, focused on homework completion, help improve the academic performance of our youth as well as encourage them to graduate from high school and pursure a post-secondary education

All Ages


Project Learn reinforces the academic enrichment and school engagement of young people during the time they spend at the Club. Students do much better in school when they spend their non-school hours engaged in fun, but academically beneficial, activities. Through Project Learn, Club staff use all the areas and programs in the Club to create opportunities for these high-yield learning activities, including leisure reading, writing activities, discussions with knowledgeable adults, helping others, homework help, tutoring and games that develop young people’s cognitive skills. Project Learn also emphasizes parent involvement as well as collaboration between Club and school professionals. 



Grades 1-6 

Project Bright Star is a one-on-one tutoring for identified students in grades 1-6. Members are identified by having an at-risk grade of 75% or below in reading, english, writing, and math. Tutoring sessions are done weekly during the school year with a voluteer, teen mentor or staff members. Sessions include individual tutoring, learning drills, academic games, computers and crafts.


Age 15-18


CareerLaunch prepares teens for the world of careers and work. Through CareerLaunch, Club teens 15-18 years old embark on a journey to explore possible vocations, make sound educational decisions and find success in the world of work. This includes not only getting and keeping a job, but also finding a career that fits each member's interests and talents. Locally, Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington teeens participate in job shadowing events hosted by supporters such as Old Navy and JP Morgan. 




Age 13-18


Junior Staff is a small-group program that is both practical and user friendly. It assists Club members ages 13 to 18 in exploring a career in youth or human services, particularly Boys & Girls Club work.