Trading friendship bracelets is back! Get ideas for making these and other crafts with beads in this post.
Teens have a lot on their minds, including these five topics chosen by the 2023 Keystone Conference Steering Committee.
See what topped the list of the top 5 posts of 2022 here on the ClubX Blog from Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
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.
Hear what Club staff are grateful for as they look back on 2022, plus three low-prep activity ideas from TikTok for Thanksgiving week.
November is NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month! Learn about free resources for young writers you can use afterschool.
Get inspiration from this year's SMART Girls Expo to host your own event, with top tips from the organizers.
This creative activity empowers youth to reflect on what makes them unique and to get to know their peers
Learn the warning signs of online radicalization, who is at risk, and how to prevent it in this new ClubX Blog post.
Teens have a lot on their minds, including these five topics chosen by the 2022 Keystone Conference Steering Committee.
Four quick activities to refocus youth and adjust energy levels that don't need any materials or preparation
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.
Resources for those who work with youth on coping with crisis for teens, younger youth, and en Español
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
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.
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.
Thanksgiving is upon us! Find a mix of fun activities for throughout the Clubhouse and for multiple age groups.
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!
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?
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.
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.
Four new stats from the 2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book that can inform our work in out-of-school time, plus tools for putting that data into action.