The Boys & Girls Club of Bartlesville offers daily access to a broad range of programs in BGCA’s five core program areas: Character & Development; Education and Career Development; Health and Life Skills; The Arts; and Sports, Fitness and Recreation. All Boys & Girls Club programs incorporate a youth development approach that fosters a sense of belonging, competence, usefulness and influence among young people. Our programs help young people develop self-confidence and self-esteem.
Character and Development
Character and Development empowers youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process, engage in civil service and respect their own and other’s cultural identities. Some of our programs include:
Educational and Career Development
Educational and Career Development enables youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines and apply that learning to achieve success in their future educational and career endeavors. Some of our programs include: Power Hour Homework Assistance, Tutoring, Career & College Prep, Money Matters, Technology Centers, Literacy Programs and more.
Health and Life Skills
Health and Life Skills develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behavior’s that nurture their well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as productive and responsible citizens. Club programs include: SMART Moves, SMART Girls, Passport to Manhood, behavioral health services, and healthy eating programs.
The Arts enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing.
These classes meet in our transformed Dance Room. These classes involve a hard-to-engage age group of primarily girls in rigorous physical activity.
Sports, Fitness and Recreation
Sports, Fitness and Recreation develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, teamwork, and appreciation for the environment and social and interpersonal skills. Club members get the opportunity to join and participate in team sports such as soccer, knockerball, basketball.