Teen Programs

Teen Center Drop In Hours: 

Tuesdays & Wednesdays 12:00- 4:00 pm 

  • Tuesdays Walking Field Trips
  • Wednesdays Berlin Pool 

 

Open Gyms

  • Thursdays 5:30-7:30 pm (open to community)
  • Fridays 1:00-3:00 pm (TEENS ONLY)
  • Saturdays 9:00-11:00 am (open to community) 

 

Teens 2 Work:

This program is designed to match teens interested in paid work experience and in need of job skills with local businesses in need of employees that they are willing to train. Through a mentoring style approach, teens receive classroom training on job readiness skills, support in the job application and interview process, on the job education, and guidance on financial basics like setting up a checking account and filing their first income tax returns.

Be Great: Graduate Program:

The Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area’s Be Great: Graduate Program is designed to help middle and high school students succeed in school and graduate. Be Great: Graduate is a nationally recognized dropout prevention program designed to enhance teens’ engagement with learning by providing consistent support and helping teens graduate from high school on time with a plan to be college, community, or career ready after graduation.

The program serves students grades 7th -12th, with a Graduate Specialist on-site at Berlin Middle and High School during the school-year. During the summer participants are encouraged to stay engaged through various program offerings at the Club, career & college tours, volunteer & leadership opportunities, and fun field trips.

Keystone:

This unique leadership development experience provides opportunities for young people ages 14 to 18 to lead and participate in social justice projects that are chosen by participants and implemented in their Club and/or home community. With the guidance of an adult advisor, Keystone aims to have a positive impact on youth, the Club, and the community. Each Keystone participant has the opportunity to earn volunteer hours towards trips and leadership conferences. A great resume builder, this program is one future leaders do not want to pass up.

Career Launch:

Discover your strengths and set yourself up for success! Career Launch prepares teens for the world of careers and work. Teens embark on a journey to explore possible vocations, make sound educational decisions that will complement their career path, and learn interpersonal skills that will benefit their career, no matter the field they choose.

Youth of the Year:

Since 1947, Youth of the Year has been Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Club members. Each year, one exceptional young person from a Boys & Girls Club rises to the role of National Youth of the Year. The National Youth of the Year serves as both an exemplary ambassador for Boys & Girls Club youth and as a strong voice for all of our nation’s young people. The journey to being named National Youth of the Year begins locally and progresses to state, regional and national levels, with an additional military phase for members of BGCA- affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations.