The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint is committed to serving teens and young adults with programs geared toward their needs and interests.
Youth of the Year
A premiere recognition program for young people. Through the Youth of the Year program, young people showcase their talents and achievements, share their hopes and dreams, and work toward a bright and positive future. Candidates emerge through year-round recognition programs in their local Clubs or BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations. They progress through state and regional events, culminating in a weeklong celebration in Washington, D.C., where one is named the National Youth of the Year – the highest honor bestowed upon a Club member. Local, state, regional and national winners receive scholarships. The Youth of the Year winner embodies and exemplifies the values of leadership service, academic excellence, and healthy lifestyles.
Runs all year for teens 13 to 17.
Junior Staff assists Club members ages 13 to 17 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.
Runs all year for teens 13 to 17.
Alumni & Friends
Alumni & Friends represents a global network of former Club members and passionate supporters of Boys & Girls Clubs. The mission of Alumni & Friends is to advance the development of Club alumni and enable all young people to reach their full potential. We are advocates, donors and champions for Clubs and youth. We serve as a peer network of support and resource for young Alumni transitioning into life beyond the Clubhouse. We provide access to exclusive scholarships and career opportunities dedicated to advance Club alumni. We launched only one year ago, and today we stand thousands of Alumni & Friends strong. Be a part of the community. Join Alumni & Friends today to connect, develop or give back!
A free after school pre-employment and leadership training program sponsored by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. TeenQuest is designed to teach teens important skills needed to help stand out in the crowd to employers. Teens that successfully complete the program are eligible to participate in the Summer Youth Initiative Job Fair. Plus, other employment or intern opportunities may be available through area employers throughout the school year to teens who complete the program. This five-week after school program is conducted as a sheltered workshop and designed to give students a basic understanding of skills that are required within the workforce.
Three sessions offered: October 30 through November 30, January 8 to February 8 and February 26 through March 29. All times are from 4 to 6 PM.
Keystoning meets teens’ vitally important needs for positive group experiences. With the guidance of Club staff, teens are given opportunities to make leadership decisions, serve others and engage in experiences that help to shape their knowledge of academic, career, community service and teen outreach initiatives and projects.
Runs Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 PM.
Encourages young women to become positive and productive adults by teaching them life skills which manifest positive choices as they venture toward adulthood.
Runs Thursday from 6 to 7 PM.
Encourages young men to become positive and productive adults by teaching them life skills which manifest positive choices as they venture toward adulthood.
Runs Monday and Wednesday from 5 to 6pm.
Helps young people develop academic, behavioral and social skills through homework completion, high-yield learning activities and tutoring.
Runs Monday through Thursday from 3 to 4 PM.