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Teen Programs

Education & Career Development

Teens attending The CLUB will find a variety of programs offered in the area of education and career development. Here are a few program samples:


CareerLaunch prepares teens for our nation’s workforce.

CareerLaunch encourages Club members ages 13 to 18 to assess their skills and interests, explore careers, make sound educational decisions and prepare to join our nation’s work force. Club staff or volunteers help teens build their job-search skills and job readiness by working with teens individually or in small groups. The CareerLaunch page provides Club teens, staff and volunteers with online career exploration, college and job search information and interactive activities. Mentoring, job shadowing and training opportunities round out the program.

The program, sponsored by Bank of America and Gap Foundation, contains 20 sessions full of interactive activities designed to help teens prepare for 21st Century careers.


diplomas2Degrees promotes the importance of higher education.

diplomas2Degrees (d2D), a college readiness program, guides Club members as they work toward high school graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and career success. d2D helps teens develop both short- and long-term goals, while familiarizing them post-secondary education through experiences like college tours. It also assists youth in securing financial aid and fosters supportive relationships with adults who can provide support throughout the college experience.

Money Matters: Make It Count

The financial decisions that young people make today will impact their future.

Money Matters promotes financial responsibility and independence among Club members ages 13-18 by building their basic money management skills. Participants learn how to manage a checking account, budget, save and invest. They also learn about starting small businesses and paying for college. Teens learn practical tips and important skills of balancing a checkbook, creating a budget and saving and investing for college and retirement.

Teens who complete Money Matters show improved financial management skills, including saving money and sticking to a budget.

Power Hour

Homework-help program encourages youth to be self-directed learners.

Power Hour: Making Minutes Count helps Club members ages 13-18 achieve academic success by providing homework help, tutoring and high-yield learning activities and encouraging members to become self-directed learners.

Designed specifically to help teens with homework, this program is available after school at our Club. Dedicated youth development professionals and volunteers supervise each session and help youth members complete their assignments for the day. When they finish their work, they may choose to participate in a variety of other engaging and educational activities to develop their skills even further.

Power Hour is a great opportunity for teens to get their homework completed in a quiet place with support from trained, caring staff at Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha.

Be Great: Graduate

The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha’s BE GREAT: Graduate program is a mentoring program for teens in high school.

Be GREAT: Graduate is a nationally recognized dropout prevention program designed to enhance each youth’s engagement with learning by providing consistent support from caring, trusted adults.

Our Graduation Coach works one-on-one with students to stay on track for graduation and create a plan to be college, career and community ready after graduation. Students who are enrolled in the program are also given a free membership to the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha.

Our Graduation Coach works one-on-one with students to:

  • Help advocate for students and more importantly teach them how to advocate for themselves!
  • Create semester goals and weekly goals and have weekly check-ins with each student
  • Have weekly grade checks
  • Help students connect with their teachers, when, and why they would need to
  • Connect students with tutors and additional guidance
  • Provide homework help
  • Assist students in troubleshooting obstacles
  • Explore and discover career paths through college tours, business tours, and other field trips
  • Aid students in applying for scholarships