The Elementary division of the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens offers afterschool and summer programs to children in kindergarten to 5th grade. Our goal is to bridge the achievement gap and build character by engaging them in academic and physical activities with positive role models. We strive to create a learning environment that fosters positive social and behavioral values.
Afterschool program members participate in enrichment classes that include art, technology, and hands-on science. They also receive homework assistance with the guidance from our trained staff and take part in collaborative programs like seasonal sports and dance. Members play active parts in program decisions, carrying out leadership roles and learning the importance of serving others.
The middle school division of the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens consists of neighborhood youths roughly between the ages of 11 and 14. Our members participate in an array of activities such as iReady, creative writing, and dance. Over the years the program has continued to expand, incorporating clubs like Maker Studio, Passport to Manhood and Young Women’s Group. Members also have the opportunity to take part in after-hour programs like Intramural Sports.
A major component offered to middle school youths is leadership. Members participate in service learning projects and mentoring programs that teach them the importance of giving back to the community; programs like Big Brother/Big Sister, Torch Club, Day of Service, and Jr. Staff. These programs are designed to give youths the opportunity to grow into productive citizens as they prepare to enter high school.
The Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens offers a school based program at PS/MS 146 in Howard Beach. The program runs from 3-6 M-F with in the school for students 6-8. Focusing on academics and leadership students are able to choose from a variety of classes offered for a truly individualized and enriching afterschool experience