of our members are on track to graduate high school on time.

of our high school members are making plans to complete a 4-year degree.

of our members had adequate school attendance (<5 missed days) according to district records.

Our Strategy

The Academic Success strategy assists young people to succeed in academics. Programs provide youth opportunities for career exploration, educational enhancement, and augmented learning in literacy, finance, arts, and technology.



Groves Academy Literacy Program

The Groves Academy and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities partnership is focused on implementing a year-round literacy program for Club members in first and second grade. The Groves Literacy Framework is a system that aims to provide quality core instruction by focusing on areas like phonics, fluency, vocabulary development, and comprehension.

Academic Success Programs

The Find Your Fit program is designed to help our teen members begin to understand how they are designed and gifted. The goal of Find Your Fit is to provide much-needed insight for youth, so they can be armed with more self-knowledge before they begin attempting to make big life decisions. Find Your Fit explores our members’ interests and passions, abilities and talents, values, and personality in order to help teens find a career path that matches their talents and interests and gets them excited about the future.

STEM is an interdisciplinary approach that combines Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The objective of the STEM program is to inspire youth and capture that inspiration to develop their knowledge and interest in one of the world’s fastest growing career fields.

A career exploration and mentoring program for teens ages 13-18. Activities offered in this area are designed to work at several levels, from general career exploration to actual job experiences. This program includes the Career Launch website that allows teens to take an interest survey, explore careers, identify training or college requirements, seek out financial aid and play skills-building games.

A new college readiness program that provides a range of services to guide Club members as they work toward high school graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and career success.

Goals for Graduation introduces Club members ages 6 to 15 to the concept of academic goal setting. In one-on-one sessions with mentors, members set achievable “Know-I-Can” goals, more challenging “Think-I-Can” goals, and yearly “Believe-I-Can” goals, each with action plans.

A program track offered to Club members in partnership with Taco Bell Foundation, as an extension of Taco Bell Foundation’s national initiative that provides tools and resources to teens while tracking their progress toward graduation and life goals.

A comprehensive program that teaches young people ages 16-18 effective job-hunting techniques, helps them develop the skills necessary to be successful on the job, and provides opportunities for career exploration. Youth learn job expectations, interview techniques, and acceptable work behavior.

This financial literacy program is designed specifically to help teens (ages 13 to 18) expand their knowledge of money management and learn the skills that lead to financial independence and well-being.

A new initiative that helps youth to understand their media world and identify and develop digital interests. This project-based curriculum provides members of all ability levels a foundation of technology skills.

Power Hour provides Club professionals with the strategies, activities, resources and information to create an engaging homework help and tutoring program that encourages Club members at every age to become self-directed learners.

Arts help young people enhance self-expression and creativity, and develop skills in crafts, visual, performing and the literary arts. Members’ abilities are showcased at art exhibits, talent shows, and performances at community events.

Program Partners