Five Core Program Areas:
Character & Leadership Development
Programs in Character and Leadership Development empower youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.
Current programs being offered include Torch Club, training for the Junior Staff through the Workability Program with the South Tahoe High School, and the Community, Higher Education, School Oartnership (CHESP) program.
Torch Club participants learn the democratic process, act as leaders to Club members, run a Club store, raise money for community service projects and special events, and participate in a variety of service projects benefitting the community and especially senior citizens.
Education & Career Development
Programs in Education and Career Development enable youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, apply learning to everyday situations and embrace technology to achieve success in a career.
POWER HOUR & CLUB 202 Club members are divided into their grade levels in order to get the homework completed during the After School programs. The club communicates with the classrom teachers in order to help facilitate this program for members.
We also have our computer lab up and running at our Al Tahoe site. We offer many computer programs that offer the children practice on the computer.
Health & Life Skills
Programs in Health and Life Skills develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.
The Health and Life skills component of the Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe emphasize the skills necessary to make healthy choices in life, avoid drug and alcohol use, learn about nutrition and its importance to good health, and learn how to effectively deal with the pressures of life at various age levels.
The program offers a variety of interactive classes daily. The national curriculum, Smart Moves, tackles the issues young people face, like peer pressure to use drugs or alcohol, and the curiosity and pressure to engage in sexual activity. The program emphasizes abstinence, avoidance, and resistance training.
Programs in 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.
Children have an opportunity to participate in Arts and Crafts projects daily. Interest really sores when we offer bead work and ceramic painting. Children also participate in a variety of national promotional programs like the National Fine Arts program sponsored by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the Coca-Cola Community Canvas Art Contest, where the local winner participated in the 2002 Olympic Torch community event.
Sports, Fitness & Recreation
Programs in Sports, Fitness and Recreation develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social skills.
Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe offers a variety of sports and fitness activities daily. Young people have an opportunity to develop skills in basketball, soccer, golf, tennis, baseball, and flag football. We offer girls only sports as well. We occasionally play other Boys and Girls Clubs or other City Recreation participants.
Each club has a gamesroom that offers members an opportunity to play pool, foosball, board games, and educational games like Pictionary and Who Wants to be a Millionaire Junior.
Some special programs offered during the Summer programs include field trips to golf outings and beach fun. The club also offers opportunities to take rides on speed boats like the Tahoe Thunder and the Tahoe Research Boat.