InfluenceHer & Boys Club

Three years ago when I first came to the Clubs, the “bullying” buzz had yet to really garner national attention, but many of our Club kids and their parents were telling our staff about the difficult youth were having with self-esteem, positive self-image and communicating with their peers.

In response to these issues, our Clubs began a new initiative, specifically designed at helping our middle school-age youth development focus on their emotional wellness, effective communication and for good measure, we also threw in some career exploration and financial literacy.

The resulting programs, InfluenceHer and Boys Club, are ten-week afterschool programs that are open to any middle school students in the schools we serve, and late bussing is available in most districts. For the 2012-2013 school year, the programs will take place in Crispell and Circleville Middle Schools in the Pine Bush District, RJK Middle and Monticello High Schools in the Monticello District and Liberty Middle School in the Liberty District.

Lessons for InfluenceHer include:

  • Our Bodies, Exercise and Healthy Eating
  • Socialization, Bullying and Friendship
  • Dating Violence, Female Victimization and Sexual Health
  • Media Influence and Internet Safety
  • Finance & Banking Literacy
  • Our Cultures
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  • High School Pathways and Higher Education

Lessons for Boys Club include:

  • Character and Values
  • Decision Making and Goals
  • Communication
  • Nutrition and Fitness
  • Finance
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Self Esteem/ Self Image and Bullying
  • High School Pathways and Higher Education

At the end of the 10 week class, we host a graduation ceremony, and our graduates also take part in a field trip to a destination of their choosing (within reason, of course!). Past trips have visited Dave & Buster’s, The Gasho House and Medieval Times.

If you are interested in more information on these programs or for information on how to enroll your child, please give us a call at 845-342-8833!