Boys and Girls Club Curriculum

The Boys and Girls Club of Bend strives to provide impactful curriculum that develop club members Academic Success, Character and Leadership, and Healthy Lifestyles. Our club uses a combination of Boys and Girls Club of America National Programs and locally created programming. National Programs are research based programs that are proven and fine tuned to benefit club members of all ages. Locally developed programs allow our staff to share their passions with club members to widen their horizons.

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Family Plus Services

Counseling

Counseling

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.

Family

Family Engagement

Special parent and family night events and informational sessions will be advertised as they come availible.

Counseling

Mentoring

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.

Counseling

Referrals for Additional Services

Assistance locating and accessing community services and resources.

Small Group Programs

ART

Boys & Girls Clubs of America is committed to providing programs, experiences and initiatives that allow all youth to access imagination and creativity to express themselves and build connection with others in their community. The Arts programs, experiences, and initiatives fall under four categories:

Visual Arts – Visual art created and judged for its beauty and meaning. It may include painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, collage, mixed media, graphics and architecture.
Digital Arts – Two- or three-dimensional visual media that uses computers and other technology as an essential part of the creative process. This may include graphic design, animation, photography, movie making, Claymation, game design, music composition and digital illustration.
Performing Arts – Arts that involve public performance, including playing instruments, acting, singing and dancing. This includes performance support roles, such as creating scenery, costumes, lighting and sound manipulation.
Applied Arts – Any art form that applies artistic design to functional objects. This includes industrial design, bookmaking, illustration, printmaking, jewelry making, woodworking, ceramics, fashion design, culinary arts, creative writing and commercial art.

Triple Play

Triple Play

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Triple Play Healthy Habits
The Triple Play Healthy Habits program incorporates key youth development practices such as community builders and reflection activities that help enhance program outcomes for youth, regardless of program content. Healthy Habits is the & “Mind” component of the Triple Play program. The Healthy Habits curricula focuses on making choices that support a healthy eating pattern and physical wellness. This targeted program is made up of interactive practical activities that develop a young person’s ability, confidence and motivation to eat healthy for life.

Triple Play Daily Challenges
The “Body” component of Triple Play promotes becoming more physically active through a variety of games, cooperative activities, and sports that develop a young person’s ability, confidence and motivation to be physically fit.

SMART Girls

SMART Girls

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The SMART (Skills Mastery and Resilience) Moves program is a nationally acclaimed prevention program originally developed in the 1980s with help from prevention specialists and Clubs around the country. Newly revised in 2011, the program incorporates the latest information and approaches that BGCA has learned about effective prevention. Participants will be exposed to various activities designed to hone their decision-making and critical-thinking skills, as well as learn how to avoid and/or resist alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and premature sexual activity.

Summer Brain Gain

Summer Brain Gain

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Summer Brain Gain (SBG) is a hands-on, minds-on, project-based program designed for summer in the Club. It’s comprised of week-long modules consisting of fun, themed activities for elementary, middle, and high school students. Activities encourage youth to fall in love with learning by engaging them in unique educational experiences that spark curiosity, allow them to explore their interests, and create opportunities.

Ultimate Journey

Ultimate Journey

(9 to 13 year-olds)

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Ultimate Journey, one of BGCA’s oldest and most successful STEM programs, is coming back! It’s designed to engage 4th-8th grade youth (9 to 13 year-olds) in fun, experiential, environmental education activities. Ultimate Journey cultivates an awareness and appreciation of the natural wonders that surround young people. In partnership with the National Park Service, BGCA re-designed and piloted a new version of the Ultimate Journey curriculum with age-appropriate modules that introduce young people to aspects of environmental stewardship, and meet the need of youth from urban, rural, military and native settings.

Spring Break Program

Spring Break Program

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Thank you for your interest in Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend for Spring Break 2021! Spots are limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

-Club will be open March 22-25: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. CLOSED Friday.

-Spring Break hours: 7:30am – 5:30pm

-Spring Break fee is $145 per child ($120 flat fee + $25 membership fee)

-Please be mindful of our limited capacity due to strict COVID-19 capacity restraints, and uphold our attendance policy to come at least 50% of the time (at least 2 of the 4 days).

-If you are offered a spot and participate in our Spring Break program, you will receive priority registration for our Summer Program along with our current School Year Club families.

Spring Break theme: Celebrate the things you missed due to the pandemic!

Monday: UN-birthday party! A birthday celebration for all, where we will play pin the MASK on the Director, relay races, and more!

Tuesday: Halloween! Come wearing your favorite costume! There will be trick-or-treating, scavenger hunts, and fun crafts!

Wednesday: Holiday party! There will be an ugly sweater competition, mid-year letter to Santa, and a holiday movie!

Thursday: STAYCATION! Each grade group will have a different themed vacation destination!

Strong Kids

Strong Kids

(Various Ages)

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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

Positive Action

(Various Ages)

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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.

Professor Child

Professor Child

(Divorce Support Group, Grief and Loss Support Group)

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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.

Manadoob

Manadoob

(Grades K-5 )

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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.