PROGRAMS

PROGRAMS AT THE OBGC

POWER HOUR- Homework and tutoring, Monday-Thursday 3:00-4:45PM. Club members earn points for completing homework or doing educational activities.  Pizza Hut sponsors a monthly party for the participants.

TORCH CLUB- Member driven club to provide service to the club and community.  Meetings are held monthly. Volunteered over 1100 hours in 2014

KIWANIS READING PROGRAM- Monday evenings from October-May.  Kiwanis Club & Key Club members read to and with younger club members

GIRLS GYM TIME- Girls gym time only Tuesday evenings from October-April, 6:00-7:00PM. Soccer, basketball, running games, jump rope and other athletic events for girls only.

HEALTHY SNACK PROGRAM- Daily afternoons, snacks are assisted through the Price Chopper Golub Foundation, Private Donations & the NYS Child and Adult Food Care Program.

FUN WITH FITNESS- Get in the gym, have fun, exercise with all different types of equipment every Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 2:50-3:20PM from October-April.

SUMMER PROGRAM- The OBGC offers special summer hours in August as well as day came and field trips to baseball games, water parks museums & more.

ATHLETIC LEAGUES- Seasonal leagues in touch football, soccer, floor hockey & basketball for all ages.  Special leagues for girls only in soccer & basketball.

ACTIVITIES- Game room events, Arts & Crafts, Bingo, Technology Programs, Diversity Festivals, Artist of the Month, Parties, Sleepover, Cooking, Athletic Special Events, Cultural Activities & Field Trips.

MONEY MATTERS- Members learn financial practices like balancing a checkbook, opening and maintaining a savings account and balancing a budget.

YOUTH OF THE YEAR- Boys and Girls Clubs of America's premier youth recognition program promotes and celebrates Club members' service to the club, community & family, academic performance, moral character, life goals, poise & public speaking ability.  Local clubs recognize youths of the month, select a youth of the year, who then participates in a state competition.

PASSPORT TO MANHOOD- For Boys 11-14, this 14 session course concentrates on a specific aspect of manhood through highly interactive activities.  The program helps to develop sound character, positive behavior and a sense of moral compass in youth as an achievable goal.

SMART GIRLS- Smart Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls 8-12 and 13-17. Through dynamic sessions, highly participatory activities, field trips and mentoring opportunities with adult women, club girls explore their own societal attitudes as values as they build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care and developing positive relationships with peers and adults.

MADILL PICK UP- With cooperation from the Ogdensburg School System the club provides pick-up and drop-off at Madill Elementary School.

SMART MOVES- SMART Moves is for boys and girls ages 6-9 and offers children the "Skills, Mastery & Resistance" training though print materials, talks of lectures and exercises in practical program solving to develop healthy life skills.

CAREER PREP- The program starts in October and prepares teenage members to attend college or enter the workforce.  Guest speakers talk to participants about their careers and giving back to the community.

MENTORING PROGRAM- The program starts in September, targeted on-site program which allows quality time between members and mentors.  members are encouraged to discuss any topics that concern them.  Parents are urged to contact club staff if interested in having their child participate.

PARTNERSHIPS- The Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club works with many civic, public and volunteer groups throughout the year including the Ogdensburg School System, Ogdensburg Lions Club, Ogdensburg Rotary Club, Ogdensburg Kiwanis Club, OFA Key Club, Ogdensburg City Recreation Department, Youth Advocate Program, Ogdensburg Fire Department, Ogdensburg Police Department, IAABO, North Country Girls Basketball Officials, SUNY Canton, Potsdam State, St. Lawrence University, Clarkson University, Ogdensburg Public Library, Remington Kids Place, St. Lawrence County Health Initiative & Girl Scouts.
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