Building Tomorrow’s Leaders, Innovators and Problem-Solvers
To help young people meet the workforce challenges of tomorrow, they need safe spaces, positive mentorship and work experiences today. At Boys & Girls Clubs, we allow kids and teens to:
Millions of young people face an uncertain future and competitive job market. Boys & Girls Clubs help young people stay on track in the midst of change.
From an early age through high school, supportive Club mentors provide opportunities to explore careers and prepare youth with employability skills for future success. Clubs also connect teens to real-life work experiences such as internships and apprenticeships.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America cannot address the nation’s workforce needs alone. With the support of Toyota, Coca-Cola and other industry, nonprofit government and education partners, Boys & Girls Clubs of America is identifying solutions and strategies to support youth as they prepare for a career.
Many paths lead to great futures. Clubs help young people find and fulfill theirs. Whether it’s trade school, college, military enrollment or straight to a career, Club teens are ready to succeed in work and life.
CareerLaunch prepares teens for the world of careers and work. Through CareerLaunch, Club teens 13-18 years old embark on a journey to explore possible vocations, make sound educational decisions and find success in the world of work.
Money Matters promotes financial responsibility and independence among Club members ages 13 to 18. Participants learn how to manage a checking account, create a budget, save and invest, start small businesses and pay for college.
School and business closures due to the pandemic have thwarted young people’s educational and workforce development. The Youth Workforce Readiness Act of 2021 would create a grant program through the Department of Labor to support youth-serving organizations like Boys & Girls Clubs that provide workforce readiness programs for youth ages 6 to 18. Tell your members of Congress that supporting youth today creates a better economy tomorrow.