Power Hour is a required comprehensive homework help and tutoring program, Monday- Thursday. Power Hour is designed to raise the academic proficiency of all club members.
Project Learn reinforces and enhances the skills and knowledge young people learn at school through "high-yield" learning activities at the Club and in the home. Project Learn emphasizes collaborations between Club staff, parents and school personnel.
SMART Moves (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) prevention/education program addresses problems such as drug and alcohol use. The program uses a team approach involving Club staff, peer leaders, parents and community representatives. More than simply emphasizing a "Say No" message, the program teaches young people ages 6 to 15 how to say no. The ultimate goal: to promote abstinence from substance abuse through the practice of responsible behavior.
An outgrowth of the popular and effective SMART Moves program, SMART Girls is a health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program for girls. The program is designed to encourage healthy attitudes and lifestyles that will enable early adolescent girls to develop to their full potential.
Triple Play & Healthy Habits are programs that aim to incorporate healthy living and active learning in every part of the Club experience. Healthy Habits, which is also the "Mind" component of Triple Play: A Game for the Mind, Body and Soul, emphasizes good nutrition, regular physical activity and improving overall well-being.
Stride Academy is an online adaptive program to help assess where members are struggling and deliver practice and instruction personalized to their specific needs .
Designed to incorporate healthy living and active learning in every part of the Club Experience, Healthy Habits emphasizes good nutrition, regular physical activity and improving overall well-being.
We track all members report cards quarterly. If a member receives a "c" or below in any subject, they are automatically placed with tutor one-on-one.
Bring Up Grades (BUGS) is a program in partnership with Kiwanis of Ozark designed to provide recognition to students who raise their grades and maintain or continue to raise them from one grading period to the next.
Through this partnership with Microsoft and BGCA, members are able to do Hour of Code, My.Future and Scratch coding activities.
Made possible with the UPS Foundation, this program teaches teens safe driving. The program focuses on different safety principles, from basic instruction to the consequences of risky behaviors such as talking on cell phones, texting or drinking while driving. The program's driving simulators test teens' safe driving knowledge using a computer screen featuring interactive animation, a steering wheel, and life-like gas and brake pedals.
The Bee the Boss Program is made possible with a partnership with All In Federal Credit Union (formally Army Aviation Central Federal Credit Union). Every week an employee of All In Credit Union will meet with the Bee the Boss members. This program teaches members business principles in owning, running and managing their own business.
Cadet/Junior Staff assists Club members in exploring a career in youth or human services, particularly Boys & Girls Club work. Young people prepare for future roles as human services professionals by participating in career development activities, discovering the importance of community service, building customer service skills and completing a Club apprenticeship. The program develops Club members’ interpersonal skills, work ethic and sense of community responsibility.
The Kidz Café and the Work Hard Play Hard General Store are run by Cadet and Jr. Staff members. The Kidz Café is run by the Jr. Staff. Members learn money management and organizational skills while working at the Kidz Café .
The Work Hard Play Hard General Store is run by Cadet Staff. BGC members are able to work around the club for “BGC bucks” by washing windows, sweeping floors, stacking chairs, helping Staff or just getting caught doing a random act of kindness. They use their bucks to go shopping in the Work Hard Play Hard General Store.
An experienced staff provides individual and small group guitar and piano lessons two days a week.
Our choir has been invited to several events in the Wiregrass as well as the 2015 and 2017 Boys & Girls Club of America Regional Conferences.
Our dance program engages youth in transformative experiences in the performing, visual and media arts.
Our STEM Mentoring Program consists of 24 members and 6 mentors from the community. The overall goal of STEM Mentoring is to positively impact the social development and academic achievement of youth ages 6-10. STEM Mentoring consists of fun, hands-on activities, group projects, and multimedia connections that engage mentors and mentees in a variety of STEM topics, with a particular focus on conservation.
Here at the Boys & Girls Club, no child is turned away from any sports. We offer flag football, basketball, whiffle ball, soccer, baseball and softball.
During summer months we also offer tennis, golf, sewing, cheer leading, swimming, drama and MORE!
Through a partnership with Mt. Olive Fellowship Church based out of Dothan, we offer members a healthy snack and dinner (Main Location only) every afternoon at no additional charge.
Through a partnership with the City of Ozark, we offer summer members breakfast and lunch to every member at no additional charge.