Level up in 2023 with these four game-changing resources from BGCA.
Integrating arts with positive self-identity, youth voice, social justice, and wellness makes for powerful creative expression.
The arts give youth new and unique ways of expressing. Learn about NEW resources and activities across art mediums in this new post.
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.
Get tips for helping teens understand the importance of using their vote and how they can get involved in the democratic process.
Learn what makes Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Tennessee's tutoring program so successful and how all Clubs can access free tutoring training.
Learn what high schoolers should be doing in the Fall to support their college goals, from their Freshman to Senior year.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Tips for building a staff training infrastructure that is effective, efficient, and builds high-quality practice in your youth development program.
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.
Resources to help guide youth through tough conversations about school shootings, featuring Be There and others from BGCA
Learn more about initiating meaningful conversation with youth who may be struggling, including what to say to validate their feelings instead of dismissing them.
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?
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.
The three categories of youth behavior and ways afterschool professionals should respond, featuring BGCA's Behavioral Support Toolkit.
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.
Some reports suggest there may be a rise in self-harming behaviors in youth. Learn what self-harm is, why some engage in it, and what we can do to help.
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.
Five topics that today's teens told us they care about and why, plus how afterschool can cultivate youth voice.
Warning signs that a young person may need some extra support with their mental health, featuring resources for afterschool staff
Fourteen questions to help youth open up about their life and start a conversation about mental health.
CQI is the perfect tool to get your team refocused, reenergized, and working together to improve the Club Experience for EVERYONE, both in your virtual and in-person programming.
A wave of state-level legislation around the rights of transgender youth is making headlines. Here's what is happening, why it is so important, and what we can do.
The high-profile violence against Black Americans during interactions with police continue to occur. Get resources to support the youth in your care, featuring the Passport to Manhood and NEW Smart Girls Growing Up Black Discussion Guides.
Five things to keep in mind about military-connected youth, and ideas to meet some of their unique needs
Learn more about online sexual exploitation, warning signs a young person might be being abused, and five ways to protect youth online in your afterschool program.
Four lessons on leadership Greg has learned through his wide-ranging career with Boys & Girls Clubs, plus four challenges you can use to reflect on your own leadership right where you are.
The rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans over the past year has rocked communities. In this ClubX Blog post, Michael from the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco shares his story.
Anna is warm, witty, and welcoming, and things sometimes aren't perfect as she leads programming at the Waltham Boys & Girls Club. But that just adds to the fun!
Advice from one Boys & Girls Club on responding to discriminatory speech in a way that teaches youth how to change their behavior and value diversity in out-of-school time spaces.
Learn how the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Portland Metro Area integrated the Behavior Support Toolkit into their Equity and Trauma Informed Approach to youth development.