Providing fun, innovative academic programs

for youth and teens.

BGCTC is striving to achieve greater and more consistent impact than ever before, focusing on increasing attendance and meeting the unique needs of each Club member. Our North Star goal is all members on track for a successful future beyond high school graduation”

To elevate academic support, BGCTC’s Education Advisory Council (EAC), a group of innovative and community minded Education Technology companies in the Twin Cities, was established in 2021. The EAC regularly reviews BGCTC’s educational goals, the resources available to address these goals, and makes recommendations on what solutions may be available to address gaps that are identified. Through this partnership, BGCTC has now implemented culturally appropriate physical and digital libraries, professional training for staff, and added new academic resources for BGCTC youth. 

You can help BGCTC kids and teens make academic gains by supporting Success Ahead running NOW through September 30, 2023. Help us make this school year a huge success for ALL BGCTC youth!

Your donation to Success Ahead TODAY will directly support critical needs for young people this school year:

$25: Three culturally appropriate books for literacy programs 

$50: Ten STEM kits for hands on learning 

$100: “Welcome Back” school supplies bucket for one BGCTC Club member 

$500: Teen Pathways Social Justice & Racial Equity Leadership Workshop; Town Halls & Advocacy Events 

$1,000: Week-long in-person Academic Success programming for 10 BGCTC Club members 

FASTBridge Assessments

FASTBridge Assessments

At BGCTC, we know there is great value in assessing the youth we serve to be sure that they have access to the support they need to be successful! FASTBridge is a Math and Reading assessment tool that combines computer adaptive testing with curriculum-based measures...

Emmanuel’s Story

Emmanuel’s Story

*Emmanuel is a third grader at the Al Lenzmeier West Side Club and has attended nearly every day since kindergarten. This includes participating in small group tutoring during the Covid-19 pandemic. Emmanuel has been working one-on-one with staff on his English...

Success Ahead: Benji’s Story

Success Ahead: Benji’s Story

enji is a first grader and club member attending at our West Side Club in St. Paul and takes part in our Numeracy Enrichment program. From Fall to Winter, he has moved from the high-risk category in Math to the low-risk category.

Over the last year, the Education Advisory Council and BGCTC have implemented: 

  • New Hardcover Libraries of 1,000 books for grades K-5 at 6 Club sites 
  • Personalized Digital Libraries for each child for grades K-12  
  • Personalized Full Academic Support System for grades 6-9  
  • Professional Staff Development for Literacy Instruction