Today’s guest post is from Brandy Harris from Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield, where they have been LOVING Pulse Checks. Read on to find out how they use them at their Club!
Pulse Checks! Gathering Youth Feedback Data Between Surveys
Omar Guessous is back on the ClubX Blog to introduce a brand new resource for collecting youth feedback! Read on for a free excerpt! I’ll be honest with you. When I first learned about NYOI 5 years ago while working with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, I was struck that it was only… Continue Reading →
Club Story: Engaging Families in East Tennessee
Hear how one Club stays connected to member’s families and get the new Family and Caregiver Engagement Guide in this ClubX Blog post.
How to Get Your Teens Engaged in Programming
Learn more about how to get teens excited and engaged afterschool, with tips from six Teen Centers!
Creating a Culture of Feedback: 5 Strategies for Survey Consistency from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Paterson & Passaic
Today’s post is from Catherine Vowell, a member of our FAVORITE Planning & Measurement team here at BGCA. Have you started administering NYOI yet????? Do your members know why their Club is participating in the National Youth Outcomes Initiative (NYOI) survey? If they don’t – it could be impacting your results. The same holds true… Continue Reading →
DIVING IN to Continuous Quality Improvement: A CQI Primer
Today’s guest post is from Clarke Hill, Director of Quality Improvement at BGCA. Her team is known around the office as the KOALAS! 🙂 You might have heard of Continuous Quality Improvement or CQI. Maybe your Club is participating in a CQI process such as the Weikart Center’s Youth Program Quality Intervention, or maybe this… Continue Reading →
2018 Year in Review
2018! WHAT A YEAR! It has been a GREAT year for Boys & Girls Clubs across the Movement, and it has been an INCREDIBLE year for the ClubX Blog! This is our first full calendar year, and I’ve been so excited for all the support. So how did the year end up looking? I MADE… Continue Reading →
Club Story: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Exit Polling
Today’s guest post, and third in our series on Pulse Checks, is from Max Fenster from Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, where Club staff have been piloting exit polls for a year. Read on to discover what they’ve learned!
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.
Courage, Friends: Good Words for the New Year
Words of encouragement for youth development professionals from Justin Clark, Executive Director of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Charleston
Can You Save Fred? FREE Icebreaker Activity For Getting Brains Working
One of the most popular ClubX Blog posts is this one about a creative icebreaker challenge. Since I’m ALL ABOUT delivering what the people want, I went on the hunt for another great opening activity that would work in Boys & Girls Clubs. And GOOD NEWS! I found one! This engineering challenge called Can You Save… Continue Reading →