AFTER SCHOOL DROP IN

Welcome to our After School Drop In!

Our After School Drop In program is geared for children 6-18 years old. At the Boys & girls Club of Lynn, we offer specialized programs that include Triple Play, Dance, Power Hour, and STEAM activities to list a few.  With our newly renovated building, our members engage in the most up to date technologies and facilities that are offered in this everchanging environment.  These programs are offered to enhance our city’s youth with the opportunity to play, grow, and learn safely.

With the guidance of our trained staff, our afterschool programming is designed to develop critical skills and healthy habits through fun hands-on learning projects and activity focused clubs. Children and teens that consistently attend our afterschool programming are more likely to graduate from high school on time and demonstrate the skills they need to be ready for a post-secondary education and a 21st century career.

Triple Play

A program for club members ages 6-18, Triple Play promotes health and wellness by activities that teach youth how to eat smart, keep fit, handle stress, and form positive relationships. The three components of Triple Play; mind, body, and soul promote our members overall health and wellness. Members apply the program as well as the nutrition lessons to themselves and their families for a future full of smart choices and healthy habits.

Healthy Habits (Mind)- Addresses the ways an individual’s health behaviors are influenced by personal beliefs and exposure to positive modeling. In addition to nutrition education, activities focus on helping youth assess, practice, identify, consider, and recognize health behaviors and messages.

Daily Challenges (Body)- Intentional focus on physical literacy: Ability – Increasing capability in basic movement skills and overall fitness; Confidence -the knowledge of the ability to play sports or enjoy other physical activities and Motivation- the intrinsic enthusiasm for physical activity for members to be physically active for life.

Social recreation (Soul)- Emphasis on social and emotional development, or the social, cognitive, and behavioral skills that youth need to be healthy and productive. There is an explicit focus on emotional regulation, healthy relationships (with self and others), and responsible decision-making.

Dance

In our dance room, Youth receive lessons from our trained BGCL staff. Our members can express themselves through different areas of dance which include hip hop, jazz and ballet. Our dance classes incorporate the three areas of triple play: mind, body, and soul.

Education- Power Hour

Making Minutes Count helps Club members ages 6-18 achieve academic success by providing homework help, tutoring and high-yield learning activities and encouraging members to become self-directed learners.

Designed specifically to help kids and teens with homework, this program is available after school at Clubs. Dedicated youth development professionals and volunteers supervise each session and help youth members complete their assignments for the day. When they finish their work, they may choose to participate in a variety of other engaging and educational activities to develop their skills even further.

Power Hour is a great opportunity for kids and teens to get their homework completed in a quiet place with support from trained, caring staff at a Boys & Girls Club.

Money Matters

The financial decisions that young people make today will impact their future. That’s why Boys & Girls Clubs pair youth with supportive Club mentors and volunteers to develop the financial skills that can lead to workplace readiness, lifelong financial stability and overall success.

For more than 15 years, Money Matters: Make it Count has taught teens how to set goals, budget, save and invest. In addition to staff-led financial literacy sessions, young people practice their financial decision-making skills through fun, engaging digital tools and games. Teens who complete Money Matters show improved financial management skills, including saving money and sticking to a budget.

S.T.E.A.M Lab

In our new STEAM Lab, members can participate in innovative and creative activities engaged towards science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Members can gain S.T.E.A.M knowledge which allows them to increase interest in S.T.E.A.M careers in the future. Youth can engage in hands-on activities and experience-based learning.

MusicMakers- Young people need positive outlets for creative self-expression, and many have a keen interest in the performing arts. Musical study develops critical thinking, self-discipline, self-esteem, self-confidence and teamwork.

The goal of MusicMakers National Music Education Program is to promote young people’s natural love of music and to increase their appreciation of this art form while building their skills so they can express themselves using instruments such as the guitar or drums.

National photography Program- The National Photography Program is designed to help youth ages 6 to 18 go beyond taking snapshots and develop the necessary skills to take photographs that can really impact the viewer. The current popularity and accessibility of photography makes it a powerful means to engage youth of all ages in creative programming, while simultaneously teaching them skills they will use for the rest of their lives. For some youth, photography opens a door to creative self-expression that no other art form allows. Others may discover a career path.

Closings:

New Year’s Day

Martin Luther King Day

Presidents’ Day

Patriots Day

Good Friday

Memorial Day

Juneteenth


Independence Day

Labor Day

Columbus Day

Veteran’s Day

Thanksgiving & The Day After

Christmas Week