Four quick activities to refocus youth and adjust energy levels that don't need any materials or preparation
Learn the ingredients for a high-quality afterschool arts program from Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay.
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.
Learn more about an exciting resource that supports youth self-esteem and confidence from our partners at Dove.
Resources for those who work with youth on coping with crisis for teens, younger youth, and en Español
BGCA's NEW National Virtual Club puts the best high-yield activities from Club staff across the country on your tv or device.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Reduce stigma and increase empathy around mental health with these three ideas.
Learn the statistics on youth who have lost a parent or caregiver to COVID, and get resources to help support their grieving process.
Hear teens share what high-quality programming afterschool means to them, featuring our friends at VOX ATL
Learn more about Adulting Day, the Boys & Girls Club of Vernon's powerhouse annual event for 12th graders
Hear stories from BGCA's 2022 National Days of Advocacy plus get leadership and service resources you can use with youth
What the data says about youth mental health right now and what we can do to support the young people in our care
Four ideas for helping youth follow their passions and explore career opportunities for National Careers Week
Tips for building a staff training infrastructure that is effective, efficient, and builds high-quality practice in your youth development program.
Ideas for crafts, games, books, and more to help you celebrate the Lunar New Year in your afterschool programming.
Four of BGCA's best resources to help your Club or Youth Center programming staff to be successful in 2022.
Words of encouragement for youth development professionals from Justin Clark, Executive Director of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Charleston
Dr. Thomas Vance is back with some tips on staying bright during the winter months, because as youth development staff we need to take care of ourselves so that we can show up fully for youth.
Hear Boys & Girls Clubs of Milwaukee staff Nancy K.'s top four tips for running Money Matters with teens in this new ClubX Blog post.
Resources to help guide youth through tough conversations about school shootings, featuring Be There and others from BGCA
Because it's always good to hear the good, I recently asked Boys & Girls Club staff across the country what they are thankful for this year.
See youth-designed apps that could solve big problems, and learn more about how technology can be used for good.
Thanksgiving is upon us! Find a mix of fun activities for throughout the Clubhouse and for multiple age groups.
Learn more about initiating meaningful conversation with youth who may be struggling, including what to say to validate their feelings instead of dismissing them.
Tie dye is back in fashion and allows for lots of creativity as a fun arts project with youth. See some of our favorite ideas in this link roundup!
More than 2,000 teens aged 16–19 lost their lives in car crashes in 2019. Learn more about keeping teens safe on the road from the BGCA UPS Road Code National Ambassadors!
News about the impact of social media, particularly Instagram, on the mental health of young people has recently made headlines. But what does it really mean, and how does it impact our work in afterschool?
Learn the six components necessary to make a YDPs first 90 days a success plus learn about the all new Youth Development Professional Onboarding Guide from BGCA.
Six ways to incorporate Workforce Readiness programming and principles throughout your afterschool program.
The online design tool Canva is useful for a TON of projects in your afterschool program. Learn five of our favorites in this post!
Book clubs afterschool are a great way for youth to build relationships with others and practice skills like critical thinking and reading fluency. Learn how to get started plus get picks for Hispanic & Latino Heritage Month.
Every year, we survey youth to learn about their Club Experience. Find out what we heard in 2021 and what questions it might raise for your Club in this new ClubX Blog post.
After two years of extraordinary circumstances, many of us are feeling tired. Learn more about compassion fatigue and tips to manage it, both in yourself and for your staff.
Read how one Club is putting books in their community's hands and how you can start a Little Free Library through your afterschool program.
The three categories of youth behavior and ways afterschool professionals should respond, featuring BGCA's Behavioral Support Toolkit.
Eighteen holidays or historical events in September and October to spark fun and creative activity ideas afterschool.
Find ideas on making your programming more dynamic and relevant than ever, including two new Passport to Manhood resources.
When Rhode Island Clubs surveyed youth statewide to find out how they were doing, the results were surprising. Learn more and what they will be focusing on in 2021.