Youth are at risk of heat-related illness in the summer months. Learn how to prevent it in this new post.
Celebrating the End of the School Year
Celebrate the big transition from school to summer with this roundup of fun ideas!
Four Ways To Help Youth Become Environmental Advocates
How do we engage youth in the conservation conversation?
Five Key Ingredients to an Impactful Music Program
Make a positive impact on youth through music programming with these five key components.
3 Tips for Designing Your Summer Arts Experiences
Want to plan rich, engaging arts experiences that will build skills while integrating youth voice? We've got you!
5 Ways to Help Youth and Teens Participate in National Volunteer Week
National Volunteer Week is the third week of April! Get ideas from our friends at DoSomething.org in this new post.
TikTok in the News: What Youth Development Needs to Know
The social media app TikTok has been making headlines. What is it and why does it matter?
STEAM Goes Green! Earth Day Activities for Afterschool
Earth Day is April 22! Get ideas for STEAM activities to use throughout the Club.
8 Ideas for Civic Learning Week
Civic education is more important than ever. Get eight ideas for youth of all ages just in time for Civic Learning Week!
Youth For Unity: Laying the Foundations
The latest from BGCA's Youth for Unity program, plus thoughts on Afrofuturism and how it brings hope through entertainment.
Three Activities That Will Build Community Afterschool
Three creative activities that will get youth sharing about themselves and getting to know others.
5 Tips For Starting an Esports Program Afterschool
Get in the game with these tips for starting esports at your Club.
Four Resources to Set Your Club Up For Success in 2023
Level up in 2023 with these four game-changing resources from BGCA.
Fresh Visions for the Club Experience: Good Words for the New Year
BGC Parkersburg CEO Lynn Reins invites us to view the new year as a blank canvas for great experiences.
2022 Year in Review
See what topped the list of the top 5 posts of 2022 here on the ClubX Blog from Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
5 Games That Don’t Need Supplies
No money? No problem! These five fun games don't need any supplies to get youth having fun.
The Spring Semester Guide to Helping Youth Prepare for College
Learn what high schoolers should be doing in the Winter and Spring to support their college goals.
Keeping Art Inclusive and Responsive
Integrating arts with positive self-identity, youth voice, social justice, and wellness makes for powerful creative expression.
Indoor Games That Incorporate Movement For Cold Days
Too cold to be outside? Here are games and activities that will get youth moving indoors when you don't have access to a Gym.
What We Are Thankful For in 2022
Hear what Club staff are grateful for as they look back on 2022, plus three low-prep activity ideas from TikTok for Thanksgiving week.
Connecting Youth to the Great Outdoors
Three activity ideas to get youth outside, featuring the new Outdoor Social Recreation Playbook.
Exploring Creativity Through Arts Programming
The arts give youth new and unique ways of expressing. Learn about NEW resources and activities across art mediums in this new post.
Get Youth Writing With the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program
November is NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month! Learn about free resources for young writers you can use afterschool.
It’s Fall, Y’all!
A bushelful of autumnal activities you can use afterschool.
Creating Club Experiences Where Trans Youth are Expected, Respected, and Connected
Learn more about creating safe afterschool environments where trans youth can thrive PLUS learn how Tier 2 National Trainers can be entered to win $500 for completing the new LGTBQ+ specialization.
How to Host a SMART Girls Expo
Get inspiration from this year's SMART Girls Expo to host your own event, with top tips from the organizers.
Understanding the World of Tweens
Tweens are undergoing a LOT of changes, physically, socially, emotionally, and more.
Nine Spine-Tingling STEAM Activities for Halloween
Nine Halloween STEAM activities to get youth thinking and learning while having FUN!
Talking Voting Rights With Teens
Get tips for helping teens understand the importance of using their vote and how they can get involved in the democratic process.
Continuous Quality Improvement Mythbusters
Nothing but FACTS in this post busting the most common myths about CQI.
IT’S CORN! Activity Ideas From a Viral Video
Corntastic activity ideas to use in your Arts, STEM, and Culinary programs afterschool.
How We Built a Relationship-Based Tutoring Program
Learn what makes Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Tennessee's tutoring program so successful and how all Clubs can access free tutoring training.
Fall Checklists for College-Bound Teens
Learn what high schoolers should be doing in the Fall to support their college goals, from their Freshman to Senior year.
Fascinating Flags! Creative Icebreaker Activity
This creative activity empowers youth to reflect on what makes them unique and to get to know their peers
Advice for New Youth Development Professionals
Learn from the best with these tips for new afterschool staff from Boys & Girls Club professionals
Five Ways to Combat the Online Radicalization of Youth
Learn the warning signs of online radicalization, who is at risk, and how to prevent it in this new ClubX Blog post.
Disney-Inspired Cultural Learning Activities
Using movies to inspire activity plans is FUN and can increase cultural appreciation! Get ideas for four popular Disney movies in this ClubX Blog post.
Five Issues Teens Care About in 2022
Teens have a lot on their minds, including these five topics chosen by the 2022 Keystone Conference Steering Committee.
5 Tips For Making This the Safest Summer Ever
We LOVE summer at Boys & Girls Clubs, but there are some unique safety risks to consider. Get tips to keep youth safe in this new ClubX Blog post.
Supporting Youth With Back-to-School Anxiety
Transitioning back to school can be difficult for some youth. Learn five ways to support them including tools and training ideas in this new ClubX Blog post.
Four Quick Ideas to Bring the Energy UP!
Four quick activities to refocus youth and adjust energy levels that don't need any materials or preparation
The Magic Recipe for High-Quality Arts Programs
Learn the ingredients for a high-quality afterschool arts program from Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay.
5 Low-Prep High-Yield Activity Ideas
Five ideas for high-yield activities you can use with youth that require little to no preparation.
New Data on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health And What We Must Do
New data from The Trevor Project on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health shines a light on why Pride is still important, plus resources from BGCA and others to support your work.
My Hair, My CROWN! Free Self-Esteem Workshop Resource
Learn more about an exciting resource that supports youth self-esteem and confidence from our partners at Dove.
Responding to School Shootings
Resources for those who work with youth on coping with crisis for teens, younger youth, and en Español
Get Programming On-Demand With BGCA’s National Virtual Club!
BGCA's NEW National Virtual Club puts the best high-yield activities from Club staff across the country on your tv or device.
Ideas to Get Kids and Teens Writing
Activities that will empower youth to be creative, express themselves, and have fun through writing
Three Ways to Reduce Stigma Around Mental Health
May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Reduce stigma and increase empathy around mental health with these three ideas.
Incorporating Workforce Readiness Into Summer Programming
Get youth of all ages making career connections this summer with these three great ideas.