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Boys & Girls Clubs of Dumplin Valley is committed to meeting the career and technical education needs of youth in Jefferson and Cocke counties. Together, these program components make up the Work Ready Plus program.
Our Clubs offer tested, proven and nationally recognized programs with three priority outcome areas: Good Character & Citizenship, Healthy Lifestyles, and Academic Success. The Boys & Girls Club supports youth academically, assisting with on-time grade progression, providing academic support, and ensuring that youth graduate high school on time with a plan for post-secondary education or employment.
That is what Work Ready Plus is all about.
Gradation Ready support services include implementation of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Be Great, Graduate and BeReady curriculums. These programs are designed to support youth an learners and encourage high school graduation.
Club members explore college opportunities through tours, guest speakers, and interactive lessons. Support includes helping youth and parents navigate college enrollment and financial aid.
Youth engage in career development training as well as paid internships. Staff provide progress monitoring and support as youth engage in their first work experience. Youth learn valuable workforce skills while also getting paid.
Money Matters helps teens develop financial literacy skills related to workplace readiness, lifelong financial stability and overall success.
Career Launch is BGCA’s job readiness and career preparation program. It provides fun and interactive activities for youth to explore a broad rang of career areas, match their interests to career clusters and identify the skills and education needed for their particular career path.
Youth learn valuable workforce skills while also getting paid. Jr. Staff is a work-based learning program. This provides practical opportunities for youth to develop their employability skills through firsthand application.
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Help open doors for Jefferson & Cocke County youth with our BE THE REASON Back To School Campaign. $1200 ALLOWS US TO PROVIDE ONE YOUTH A SAFE PLACE AFTER SCHOOL, HOMEWORK HELP, MEALS AND PREMIER PROGRAMMING THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR!