Education & Career Development

About This Program

We prepare our members to graduate from high school ready for college, trade school, military service, or employment. Club programs seek to increase graduation rates, decrease school absenteeism, and encourage kids to create post-secondary goals.

21st Century Learning Centers:

21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) after school program is a literacy-intensive enrichment program funded by the US Department of Education. The three main objectives of 21st CCLC are to:

  • Provide opportunities for academic enrichment to help students meet state academic standards;
  • Offer students access to a broad array of additional services, such as those that focus on youth development, social emotional learning, civic engagement, and nutritional and physical health;
  • Offer adult family members of program participants opportunities

SPARK (Spheres of Proud Achievement in Reading for Kids)

SPARK is an innovative evidence-based early literacy program that targets students in kindergarten through third grade who struggle with reading proficiency for intensive individual tutoring. Each SPARK participant receives three half-hour lessons every week during the school day from a dedicated tutor. Currently operating at Larkmoor Elementary School.

In addition to Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County's unique academic and career development programs, we deliver Boys & Girls Clubs of America's high quality programs that promote academic and career success, including Money Matters: Make It Count, Power Hour, Project Learn, CareerLaunch, and Summer Brain Gain.