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Success Ahead for a New School Year!

This school year, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities (BGCTC) is thrilled to offer quality in-person Academic Success programs to youth and teens at full capacity! Our priority, as we increase youth capacity at the Clubs, is to focus on program quality and impact: providing innovative and effective programs, achieving consistent youth attendance, and prioritizing high-quality staffing and instruction to ensure all young people are in a position to succeed and achieve their dreams.

We hope you will join us in supporting BGCTC’s Academic Success programs by donating to our Success Ahead back-to-school campaign, running through September 30. Thanks to a very generous BGCTC donor, your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $40,000 this back-to-school season to have double the impact for our kids, families, and community!

“Welcome Back” school supplies bucket for one BGCTC Club member

Teen Pathways Social Justice & Racial Equity Leadership Workshop

Week-long in-person Academic Success programming for 10 BGCTC Club members

Success Ahead highlights the fun, innovative Academic Success programs we offer to youth and teens in grades K-12, including literacy, mathematics, S.T.E.A.M., and Teen Pathways, with social-emotional support, youth voice and advocacy opportunities, and family engagement integrated throughout all programs. Goals for the 2021-22 school year include:

  • 80% of Club members will increase their FastBridge assessment score from one quarter to the next in our Literacy and Numeracy programs for K-6 youth
  • 100% of Club members will be enrolled in 7-Mindsets social-emotional programming; youth will develop strong decision-making skills, compassion for others, appreciation of other perspectives, and a positive self-image
  • All Club teens will identify a plan for the future through Teen Pathways and create a digital portfolio that includes job applications, resumés, a list of college/career visits, and results from personal interest and skills inventories

Our generous matching gift donor, a long-time BGCTC supporter, believes BGCTC academic programs “can impact the direction a child might go in life. Whether it is helping with reading skills, giving confidence with math or showing older children how to discover their unique gifts and talents, these things can make a huge difference.”

We invite you help us impact hundreds of lives this school year and are so grateful for your ongoing dedication to our young people and families!

Success Ahead: Amelia

Success Ahead: Amelia

Amelia*, a third grader, began attending the Boys & Girls Club this summer to receive academic support. When Amelia first started attending the Club, she was very shy and reserved. Over time, the Club has brought out her energetic side! Ms. Kelsey, a staff member,...

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Success Ahead: Brayden

Success Ahead: Brayden

Brayden* is transitioning into the fifth grade this fall and has been attending the Boys & Girls Clubs for two years. Brayden distinguished himself this year in the BGCTC Literacy Program! Using the Rock ‘n Read program, an interactive program model to ensure...

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Success Ahead: Rylee

Success Ahead: Rylee

Rylee* will be attending first grade in the fall, and she began attending Boys & Girls Club programming over the summer. Ms. Shanae, a Club staff member, has said that “Rylee is one of the smartest and most articulate young people that I have had a chance to work...

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