A Great Future Starts With Our Youth. Enrich your kids life with The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend. After school programs and activities that yield positive life changing experiences.
Our Family Plus Program
The Family Plus program strives to provide additional services to support Club members in their journey to become productive, caring, and responsible citizens as well as instill a sense of belonging, usefulness, influence, and competence. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, how we deliver these services has changed. Club members and their families can still access the Family Plus services listed below by contacting our Family Services Director.
Regular individual sessions with the Director of Youth & Family Services to assess individual needs of the Club member and create a plan to address identified needs.
Special parent and family night events and informational sessions will be advertised as they come availible.
BGC Bend runs an on-site mentoring program. Enrolled youth will be matched with an adult staff or volunteer mentor who will meet with their mentee weekly. Additional information available upon request.
Referrals for Additional Services
Assistance locating and accessing community services and resources.
Through activities and discussion Strong Kids teaches members about emotions and encourages the development of social-emotional skills they’ll use for the rest of their lives including managing anger, reducing stress, solving interpersonal problems, and much more.
Positive Action is based on the philosophy that we feel good about ourselves when we remain in a thoughts, actions, and feelings cycle that is positive. The group teaches the connection between thoughts, feelings, and actions and provides opportunities to learn skills to stay in a positive cycle. The Positive Action curriculum is implemented through lessons, activities, and games.
(Divorce Support Group, Grief and Loss Support Group)
Professor Child groups follow a documentary style film and workbook created by Professor Child highlighting personal stories of children experiencing the specified topic. Club members will have the opportunity to discuss topics from the workbook, film, share their own stories, and seek support from group members.
This program uses the Manadoob curriculum which follows along with a fictional story and a ‘hands on’ workbook to encourage discussions on real life topics such as self-esteem, independence, problem solving skills, bullying, grief and loss, self-awareness, friendship, and being kind to others. The program also incorporates connection with animals and social responsibility through the characters, both human and animal, celebrate diversity and inclusion, instilling a sense of belonging in children while creating a non-threatening environment in which they can share and explore.
Girls Group content is derived from a Boys & Girls Clubs of America program designed to offer guidance toward healthy attitudes and lifestyles. Group content is divided into three main sections of Mind, Body, and Community. Potential topics covered in group consist of self-esteem, body image, hygiene, puberty, exercise, healthy nutrition, friendships, healthy relationships, peer pressure, and family. Topics and activities may vary depending on age range of group and number of group sessions.