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Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio provides a life-changing Club experience and after-school help that assures success is within reach of every child who enters our doors.

Boys and Girls Clubs serve youth ages 6-18, especially those who need us most.

We work hard to ensure that all Club members are on track to graduate from high school on time and with a solid plan for their futures.

Our programs provide avenues for Club members to gain life skills centered around good character, citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Online and Virtual Assistance

We are proud to offer scholarships to graduating high school seniors and full-time undergraduate students.

These scholarships are designed to assist BGCSA members with academic study at an accredited 4-year university.

Click here to learn more.

Scholarships are available to BGCSA seniors and alumni.

Updated within the last 1 month.
1.87 miles away, 123 Ralph St, San Antonio, TX, 78204 , D5

The Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio changes lives through high-quality afterschool and summer programs in a safe, affordable, and fun environment.

Afterschool Programming

BGCSA offers a weekday Afterschool Program for kids all through the school year! Our Clubhouses are open weekdays, 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM, making it an easy choice for parents. The daily schedule begins with Power Hour™, an hour dedicated to homework help and completion.

Kids then rotate through age-appropriate activities! Kids will be able to enjoy gym and playground time, sports practices, reading or math tutoring, fine arts, and more! Our preteens and teenagers have more guided activities, such as college visits, career skills building, driving simulations, and leadership and community-service-focused clubs.

BGCSA offers more support by offering transportation to Clubhouse locations. Snacks and/or meals are also provided to all kids before they head home.

Click here to learn more.

Summer Programming

Our Summer Program provides structured activities and a safe place, Monday – Friday, from 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM, during 6 weeks of summer break. Similar to our Afterschool Program, youth are engaged in age-appropriate activities focused on curbing the summer learning loss, building character, and forming healthy habits.

Additionally, kids get to attend Club-sponsored field trips to indoor swimming pools, local businesses, outdoor parks, and community attractions. Have no fear parents, kids won’t come home hungry! Healthy and balanced meals and snacks are provided throughout the day during summer programs.

Click here to learn more.

Core Programs

BGCA offers local Clubs tested, proven, and nationally recognized programs that closely align with the developmental needs of all young people. We aim to put our youth on the path to great futures!

Click here and scroll down to learn more.

BGCSA serves kids ages 6 to 18 years old.

Call for membership availability.

Transportation from KIPP Un Mundo Elementary, KIPP Camino Middle School, KIPP Camino High School, YWLA Primary, Carvajal Elementary, Tafolla Middle School, Rhodes Middle School, and Lanier High School.

Membership is done annually, per session on a first-come, first-served basis at the Club of your choice.

All registrants must complete a membership application and complete the registration fee of $100/per child and $25/per teen.

Hardship scholarships are readily available, and all military youth or youth on Medicaid Amerigroup are free.

Registration fees are capped at $300 per family.

Click here to register.

*Except some school holidays
Updated within the last month

Young Achievers is an award-winning college preparatory program offered by Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio. Through weekly workshops, college visits, and a dedicated mentor program Young Achievers aims for its participants to enter high school with a complete understanding of the college admissions and financial aid process.

The signature aspect of Young Achievers is its mentor program. Over a 12-week period during the spring, service-minded adults match with a student in an effort to promote their intellectual development. Specifically, the program is designed to improve students' writing skills by addressing the college essay. Participating mentors coach students through the writing process, offering tips and strategies to make the writing process more manageable. The program concludes with its annual College Essay Writing Challenge.

Middle school age Boys and Girls Clubs members.

Free.

Updated within the last year

Known as the Mind component of Triple Play, the Healthy Habits program is designed to incorporate healthy living and active learning in every part of the Club experience. From the gym to the learning center to the arts and crafts room, the central themes of good nutrition, regular physical activity, and improving overall well-being are emphasized.

Healthy Habits contains 10 step-by-step lessons for ages 6-8, 9-12, and 13-18. While the information in the teen lessons is appropriate for all teens, we recommend you convene your teens in groups of 13-15 and 16-18 year-olds to encourage better dynamics and discussions.

Boys and Girls Club members ages 6-18.

Free.

Hours
Monday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last year

Goal:

  • To promote character and leadership among Club teens to provide impact in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service.

Program:

  • For teens age 14-18 that provide leadership opportunities in one or more focus areas: academic success, career preparation and/or community service
  • Offer activities in each of the three focus areas (academic success, career preparation and community service)
  • Participate in one or more national service initiatives

Teens age 14-18.

Free.

School Year Hours: Monday - Friday: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Summer Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Updated within the last year

The Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio changes lives through high-quality afterschool and summer programs in a safe, affordable, and fun environment.

BGCSA serves kids ages 6 to 18 years old.

Call for membership availability.

Transportation is available from Hillcrest Elementary, Bonham Elementary, Briscoe Elementary, Harris Middle School, Brackenridge High School, Burbank High School, Advanced Learning Academy, Fox Tech High School, Cast Tech High School, KIPP Esperanza Elementary, KIPP Aspire Middle School, and KIPP U-Prep High School.

Clubhouse membership is $100 for the school year and $100 for the summer.

Teen membership is $25 for the summer.

Our HISD extended day programs are on a sliding scale fee and require proof of income to verify household income levels.

Hardship scholarships are readily available; and all military youth or youth on Medicaid Amerigroup are free.

Registration fees are capped at $300 per family.

Afterschool: Monday - Friday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Summer: Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Updated within the last 5 months.

Goal:
To promote financial responsibility among teens by building their basic money management skills

Program:
Money Matters: Make It Count helps teens gain useful knowledge and skills on various aspects of financial literacy, including budgeting, saving and investing, credit and debt, entrepreneurship and planning for college. Money Matters is made possible through funding from Charles Schwab Foundation

The Teen Personal Finance Guide is a fun, innovative and useful tool for teens. It includes practical tips and activities to help teens learn the important skills of balancing a checkbook, creating a budget and investing for college and retirement. The guide also provides teens with basic entrepreneurship information for those interested in starting businesses.

Boys and Girls Club members ages 13-18.

Free.

School Year Hours: Monday - Friday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Summer Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Updated within the last year

Goal:
To help young people develop academic, behavioral and social skills through homework completion, high-yield learning activities and tutoring.

Program:
The Power Hour program model helps Club professionals...

  • Create a climate of academic success in the Boys and Girls Club
  • Conduct engaging homework help programs for Club members in elementary, middle and high school
  • Make homework and other learning activities enjoyable, as well as academically beneficial - "Fun with a Purpose"
  • Integrate technology in Power Hour activities
  • Implement one-on-one or small-group tutoring for youth who need additional help in specific areas
  • Develop an incentive system to motivate youth to increase their participation
  • Recognize young people’s efforts and achievements
  • Engage hard-to-reach or reluctant youth in homework help and tutoring
  • Collaborate with schools, parents and other community partners

Boys and Girls Club members ages 6 to 18.

Free.

School Year Hours: Monday - Friday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Summer Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Updated within the last year

Our array of SMART Programs develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.

SMART Moves Goal:
To help young people resist the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and postpone sexual activity.

Program:

  • SMART Kids, ages 6-9, provides youth with the knowledge, skills and self- esteem to help them make healthy choices, practice healthy behaviors and avoid risky behaviors and situations, including involvement with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
  • Start SMART, ages 10-12, provides young people with the knowledge, skills, self-esteem and peer support to help them make healthy choices, practice responsible behaviors, avoid using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and postpone sexual activity and practice abstinence first.
  • Stay SMART, ages 13-15, provides young people with the knowledge, skills, self-esteem and peer support to help them make healthy choices, practice responsible behaviors, avoid using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and postpone sexual activity.

SMART Leaders Goal:
To help teens become positive role models for their peers and keep them involved in SMART Moves after they complete the Stay SMART component of the program.

Program:

  • SMART Leaders is a two-year peer leader/booster program for Boys and Girls Club members who have completed the Stay SMART component of SMART Moves. It is designed to prepare teens to become leaders in their Club and community. Participants engage in educational discussions about alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs and are encouraged to recruit other youth for the program. Components include:
  • SMART Leaders I: is a five-session, small-group program followed by a prevention involvement component in which the SMART Leaders youth participate as peer leaders and positive role models in prevention-related and other general activities in the organization.
  • SMART Leaders II: is a flexible small-group discussion program plus involvement component for youth who have completed SMART Leaders I.

SMART Girls Goal:
To help girls develop and adopt a healthy attitude and lifestyle, as well as acquire and maintain a positive self-concept, sound decision-making skills and mentor relationships

Program:

  • SMART Girls is a health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program for female Club members ages 8 to17. The program is designed to encourage healthy attitudes and lifestyles that will enable adolescent/teen girls to develop to their full potential. SMART Girls offers a module for girls ages 8-12 years and a module for girls ages 13-17 years. Each module consists of two components:
  • Part One: It’s your Body examines media influences on attitudes about females, personal values in dating relationships, date violence, date rape and sexual harassment, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual myths and truths, getting regular gynecological care, and the physical and emotional changes girls experience.
  • Part Two: Take Care of your Body identifies ways to attain healthy eating habits, meet specific nutritional needs, develop basic cooking skills and become physically fit and active. It also emphasizes the importance of knowing how to use the health care delivery system.

Date SMART Goal:
To allow Club members to examine their feelings about dating and relationships, as well as encourage teens to become community advocates for relationships based on equality and mutual respect.

Program:

  • Date SMART is for 13- to 18-year-olds and is intended to increase young people’s understanding and build the skills they need to achieve healthy relationships free of violence and abuse. Club members increase their ability to help friends and family members who may be experiencing dating, sexual or domestic violence.
  • The Date SMART program includes 10 fun, engaging and easy-to-use sessions:
    o Friendship and More
    o True Love
    o Abuse and Respect
    o Strong Men and Strong Women
    o Meeting of the Minds
    o What is sexual assault?
    o Going Out, Breaking Up and Good Communication
    o Speaking Up for Violence-Free Relationships
    o Dating Jeopardy
    o Celebrating New Relationships and Building Support

Boys and Girls Club members ages 6-17.

Free.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Ada Saenz Send email
Updated within the last year

Torch Clubs are chartered, small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls.

Torch Club members learn to work together to plan and implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community; education; health and fitness; and social recreation.

  • Peer mentoring programs
  • Adopt-a-grandparent programs
  • Food and clothing drives
  • Community cleanups and beautification projects
  • Environmental awareness campaigns

Boys and Girls Club members ages 11 to 13.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Ada Saenz Send email
Updated within the last year

Goal:
To improve Club members' knowledge of healthy habits, good nutrition and physical fitness: increase the numbers of hours per day they participate in physical activities; and strengthen their ability to interact positively with others and engage in healthy relationships

Program:
The Triple Play experience challenges members to become healthy and active by learning new ways to eat nutritionally, manage stress, maintain physical fitness and form positive relationships with peers.

  • MIND: The Healthy Habits program is designed to incorporate healthy living and active learning in every part of the Club experience, from the gym to the learning center to the arts and crafts room.
  • BODY: This component boosts Clubs’ physical activities to a higher level by providing sports and fitness programs, activities and sports competitions for all boys and girls, whether they are athletically inclined or not.
  • SOUL: Club youth are able to develop and sustain positive relationships with others, acquire a healthy self-concept and a strong belief in their self-worth and cope well with positive and adverse situations.

Boys and Girls Club members ages 6-18.

Free.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Ada Saenz Send email
Updated within the last year

The YOY program, with Tupperware’s and the Goings Foundation’s support, will continue this excellent tradition of providing scholarship awards to Club members to pursue a post-secondary education.

Program:

Boys and Girls Club members ages 14-18 compete on the state, regional and national levels for YOY titles. Younger members ages 6-13 compete on the local Club level for Youth of the Month awards.
State, Regional and National Finalists Scholarship Awards: Tupperware will award state winners a $1,000 scholarship and each of the five regional finalists will receive a $10,000 scholarship. The Goings Foundation will award the National YOY winner an additional scholarship worth up to $50,000, for a grand total of up to $61,000.

Boys and Girls Club members ages 14-18.

Free.

School Year Hours: Monday - Friday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Summer Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ada Saenz Send email
Updated within the last year

The Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio changes lives through high-quality afterschool and summer programs in a safe, affordable, and fun environment.

Afterschool Programming

BGCSA offers a weekday Afterschool Program for kids all through the school year! Our Clubhouses are open weekdays, 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM, making it an easy choice for parents. The daily schedule begins with Power Hour™, an hour dedicated to homework help and completion.

Kids then rotate through age-appropriate activities! Kids will be able to enjoy gym and playground time, sports practices, reading or math tutoring, fine arts, and more! Our preteens and teenagers have more guided activities, such as college visits, career skills building, driving simulations, and leadership and community-service-focused clubs.

BGCSA offers more support by offering transportation to Clubhouse locations. Snacks and/or meals are also provided to all kids before they head home.

Click here to learn more.

Summer Programming

Our Summer Program provides structured activities and a safe place, Monday – Friday, from 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM, during 6 weeks of summer break. Similar to our Afterschool Program, youth are engaged in age-appropriate activities focused on curbing the summer learning loss, building character, and forming healthy habits.

Additionally, kids get to attend Club-sponsored field trips to indoor swimming pools, local businesses, outdoor parks, and community attractions. Have no fear parents, kids won’t come home hungry! Healthy and balanced meals and snacks are provided throughout the day during summer programs.

Click here to learn more.

Core Programs

BGCA offers local Clubs tested, proven, and nationally recognized programs that closely align with the developmental needs of all young people. We aim to put our youth on the path to great futures!

Click here and scroll down to learn more.

BGCSA serves kids ages 6 to 18 years old.

Call for membership availability.

Transportation from KIPP Un Mundo Elementary, KIPP Camino Middle School, KIPP Camino High School, YWLA Primary, Carvajal Elementary, Tafolla Middle School, Rhodes Middle School, and Lanier High School.

Membership is done annually, per session on a first-come, first-served basis at the Club of your choice.

All registrants must complete a membership application and complete the registration fee of $100/per child and $25/per teen.

Hardship scholarships are readily available, and all military youth or youth on Medicaid Amerigroup are free.

Registration fees are capped at $300 per family.

Click here to register.

Updated within the last 1 month.

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio provides free membership for military youth to reduce barriers to community and confront the unique challenges facing these young people.

For 30 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the U.S. Armed Services have partnered to provide support and services to military-connected youth on- and off-installation. Because military-connected youth face unique challenges, Boys & Girls Clubs of America helps them access specialized opportunities, cultivate lifelong friendships, and develop the necessary resilience to build great futures.

From rural areas, schools, and inner cities to military installations and on Native lands, a Boys & Girls Club or affiliated Youth Center can be found in all 50 states and 16 countries worldwide, doing whatever it takes to provide a safe environment to help children succeed.

Military families can begin registration by contacting Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio directly at the phone number or email below.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 3 months.

Academic Aides help our members log on, communicate with their teachers, keep up with their schedules, finish their assignments,. and encourage them as they spend their day in front of a screen.

During breaks, staff members conduct games and activities to keep kids moving and energized.

Members bring:

  • Their own technology (Chromebook, iPad, or another device)
  • Online class schedule
  • Log-in info

In partnership with the San Antonio Food Bank, lunch, snack, and supper are provided.

Staff members ensure that these COVID safety protocols are followed:

  • Group sizes are small
  • Social distancing is observed
  • Masks are mandatory
  • Frequent handwashing
  • Frequent disinfecting of areas

Call for more information on how to register your child for Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio Full Day Programming.

1st-grade through 12th-grade students.

$20 per month per child.

Hours
Monday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM - See Below
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM - See Below
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM - See Below
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM - See Below
Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM - See Below
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

*Except some school holidays
Updated within the last year

Known as the Mind component of Triple Play, the Healthy Habits program is designed to incorporate healthy living and active learning in every part of the Club experience. From the gym to the learning center to the arts and crafts room, the central themes of good nutrition, regular physical activity, and improving overall well-being are emphasized.

Healthy Habits contains 10 step-by-step lessons for ages 6-8, 9-12, and 13-18. While the information in the teen lessons is appropriate for all teens, we recommend you convene your teens in groups of 13-15 and 16-18 year-olds to encourage better dynamics and discussions.

Boys and Girls Club members ages 6-18.

Free.

School Year Hours: Monday - Friday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Summer Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Maria Reynolds Send email
(210) 434-4383
Updated within the last year

Known as the Mind component of Triple Play, the Healthy Habits program is designed to incorporate healthy living and active learning in every part of the Club experience. From the gym to the learning center to the arts and crafts room, the central themes of good nutrition, regular physical activity, and improving overall well-being are emphasized.

Healthy Habits contains 10 step-by-step lessons for ages 6-8, 9-12, and 13-18. While the information in the teen lessons is appropriate for all teens, we recommend you convene your teens in groups of 13-15 and 16-18 year-olds to encourage better dynamics and discussions.

Boys and Girls Club members ages 13-18.

Free.

School Year Hours: Monday - Friday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Summer Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Maria Reynolds Send email
(210) 431-9045
Updated within the last year

Goal:
To enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through the appreciation of photography

Program:

  • ImageMakers National Photography Program encourages members to learn and practice various photography methods. The program features eight sessions for three components: Beginner ImageMakers, Intermediate ImageMakers and Advanced ImageMakers. The goal of each component is to teach the use of photography as an art and a vocation. Each component can stand alone or members can graduate from one level to the next.
  • ImageMakers National Photography Contest - Club members can take part in the ImageMakers photography contest that enables them to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through visual arts. The contest has five categories including color process, black and white process, alternative process, digital and photo essay.

All Boys and Girls Club members ages 6-18 years old.

Free.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Call or visit the Clubhouse for details. Clubhouse Hours: School Year Hours: Monday - Friday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Summer Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Maria Reynolds Send email
(210) 436-0686
Updated within the last year

The Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio changes lives through high-quality afterschool and summer programs in a safe, affordable, and fun environment.

Afterschool Programming

BGCSA offers a weekday Afterschool Program for kids all through the school year! Our Clubhouses are open weekdays, 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM, making it an easy choice for parents. The daily schedule begins with Power Hour™, an hour dedicated to homework help and completion.

Kids then rotate through age-appropriate activities! Kids will be able to enjoy gym and playground time, sports practices, reading or math tutoring, fine arts, and more! Our preteens and teenagers have more guided activities, such as college visits, career skills building, driving simulations, and leadership and community-service-focused clubs.

BGCSA offers more support by offering transportation to Clubhouse locations. Snacks and/or meals are also provided to all kids before they head home.

Click here to learn more.

Summer Programming

Our Summer Program provides structured activities and a safe place, Monday – Friday, from 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM, during 6 weeks of summer break. Similar to our Afterschool Program, youth are engaged in age-appropriate activities focused on curbing the summer learning loss, building character, and forming healthy habits.

Additionally, kids get to attend Club-sponsored field trips to indoor swimming pools, local businesses, outdoor parks, and community attractions. Have no fear parents, kids won’t come home hungry! Healthy and balanced meals and snacks are provided throughout the day during summer programs.

Click here to learn more.

Core Programs

BGCA offers local Clubs tested, proven, and nationally recognized programs that closely align with the developmental needs of all young people. We aim to put our youth on the path to great futures!

Click here and scroll down to learn more.

BGCSA serves kids ages 6 to 18 years old.

Call for membership availability.

Transportation from KIPP Camino High School, Jubilee Lakeview High School, Lanier High School.

Clubhouse membership is $100 for the school year and $100 for the summer.

Teen membership is $25 for the summer.

Our HISD extended day programs are on a sliding scale fee and require proof of income to verify household income levels.

Hardship scholarships are readily available; and all military youth or youth on Medicaid Amerigroup are free.

 Registration fees are capped at $300 per family.

Updated within the last month

Goal:

  • To promote character and leadership among Club teens to provide impact in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service.

Program:

  • For teens age 14-18 that provide leadership opportunities in one or more focus areas: academic success, career preparation and/or community service
  • Offer activities in each of the three focus areas (academic success, career preparation and community service)
  • Participate in one or more national service initiatives

Teens age 14-18.

Free.

Monday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tuesday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Wednesday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Thursday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Friday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED *Select Saturdays
Maria Reynolds Send email
(210) 431-9045
Updated within the last year

Goal:
To promote financial responsibility among teens by building their basic money management skills

Program:
Money Matters: Make It Count helps teens gain useful knowledge and skills on various aspects of financial literacy, including budgeting, saving and investing, credit and debt, entrepreneurship and planning for college. Money Matters is made possible through funding from Charles Schwab Foundation

The Teen Personal Finance Guide is a fun, innovative and useful tool for teens. It includes practical tips and activities to help teens learn the important skills of balancing a checkbook, creating a budget and investing for college and retirement. The guide also provides teens with basic entrepreneurship information for those interested in starting businesses.

Boys and Girls Club members ages 13-18.

Free.

Hours
Monday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Maria Reynolds Send email
(210) 436-0686
Updated within the last year

Goal:
To enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through skill development and the appreciation of the arts

Program:
Boys and Girls Club members ages 6-18.

Club members can take part in the National Fine Arts Exhibit, which is designed to enable members to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through visual arts. The exhibit has ten categories including:

  • Monochromatic Drawing
  • Multicolored Drawing
  • Pastel
  • Watercolor
  • Oil/Acrylic
  • Print Making
  • Mixed Media
  • Collage
  • Sculpture
  • Group Projects

Call or visit the Clubhouse for details.

Free.

Hours
Monday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Maria Reynolds Send email
(210) 436-0686
Updated within the last year

Goal:
To enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through skill development and the appreciation of the arts

Program:

Boys and Girls Club members ages 6-18.


Club members can take part in the National Fine Arts Exhibit, which is designed to enable members to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through visual arts. The exhibit has ten categories including:

  • Monochromatic Drawing
  • Multicolored Drawing
  • Pastel
  • Watercolor
  • Oil/Acrylic
  • Print Making
  • Mixed Media
  • Collage
  • Sculpture
  • Group Projects

Call or visit the Clubhouse for details.

Free.

Hours
Monday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Maria Reynolds Send email
(210) 436-0686
Updated within the last year

Goal:
To teach and promote responsibility, reinforce positive behavior and develop character in adolescent males.

Program:
Passport to Manhood is a 14-session program that concentrates on specific aspects of manhood through highly interactive activities. Each male Club member participant is issued his own "passport" to underscore his personal journey of maturation and growth.

  • Getting to Know You
  • Values in Personal Decision Making
  • Code of Ethics
  • Personal Wellness
  • Substance Abuse
  • Responses to Authority
  • Relationships with Girls
  • Fatherhood and the Family
  • Employment and Careers
  • Personal Leadership and Community Responsibility
  • Diversity
  • Cooperation and Conflict
  • Self-Esteem and Image
  • Graduation

Male Club members ages 11 to 14.

Free.

Hours
Monday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Maria Reynolds Send email
(210) 436-0686
Updated within the last year

Goal:
To help young people develop academic, behavioral and social skills through homework completion, high-yield learning activities and tutoring.

Program:
The Power Hour program model helps Club professionals...

  • Create a climate of academic success in the Boys and Girls Club
  • Conduct engaging homework help programs for Club members in elementary, middle and high school
  • Make homework and other learning activities enjoyable, as well as academically beneficial - "Fun with a Purpose"
  • Integrate technology in Power Hour activities
  • Implement one-on-one or small-group tutoring for youth who need additional help in specific areas
  • Develop an incentive system to motivate youth to increase their participation
  • Recognize young people’s efforts and achievements
  • Engage hard-to-reach or reluctant youth in homework help and tutoring
  • Collaborate with schools, parents and other community partners

Boys and Girls Club members ages 6 to 18.

Free.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Maria Reynolds Send email
(210) 436-0686
Updated within the last year

Goal:
To help young people develop academic, behavioral and social skills through homework completion, high-yield learning activities and tutoring.

Program:
The Power Hour program model helps Club professionals...

  • Create a climate of academic success in the Boys and Girls Club
  • Conduct engaging homework help programs for Club members in elementary, middle and high school
  • Make homework and other learning activities enjoyable, as well as academically beneficial - "Fun with a Purpose"
  • Integrate technology in Power Hour activities
  • Implement one-on-one or small-group tutoring for youth who need additional help in specific areas
  • Develop an incentive system to motivate youth to increase their participation
  • Recognize young people’s efforts and achievements
  • Engage hard-to-reach or reluctant youth in homework help and tutoring
  • Collaborate with schools, parents and other community partners

Boys and Girls Club members ages 6 to 18.

Free.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Maria Reynolds Send email
(210) 436-0686
Updated within the last year

Goal:
To reinforce the knowledge and skills youth learn in school by integrating fun, educational activities throughout Club programs.

Program:
Project Learn reinforces and enhances the skills and knowledge young people learn at school during the hours they spend at the Club. This comprehensive strategy is based on Dr. Reginald Clark's research showing that students do much better academically when they spend their non-school hours engaged in fun, educational activities. Formally evaluated by Columbia University, Project Learn has been proven to boost the academic performance of Club members. The strategy consists of five components:

  • Homework help and tutoring
  • High-yield learning activities (HYLAs)
  • Parental involvement
  • School collaboration
  • Incentives

Boys and Girls Club members ages 6 to 18.

Free.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Maria Reynolds Send email
(210) 436-0686
Updated within the last year

Our array of SMART Programs develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.

SMART Moves Goal:
To help young people resist the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and postpone sexual activity.

Program:

  • SMART Kids, ages 6-9, provides youth with the knowledge, skills and self- esteem to help them make healthy choices, practice healthy behaviors and avoid risky behaviors and situations, including involvement with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
  • Start SMART, ages 10-12, provides young people with the knowledge, skills, self-esteem and peer support to help them make healthy choices, practice responsible behaviors, avoid using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and postpone sexual activity and practice abstinence first.
  • Stay SMART, ages 13-15, provides young people with the knowledge, skills, self-esteem and peer support to help them make healthy choices, practice responsible behaviors, avoid using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and postpone sexual activity.

SMART Leaders Goal:
To help teens become positive role models for their peers and keep them involved in SMART Moves after they complete the Stay SMART component of the program.

Program:

  • SMART Leaders is a two-year peer leader/booster program for Boys and Girls Club members who have completed the Stay SMART component of SMART Moves. It is designed to prepare teens to become leaders in their Club and community. Participants engage in educational discussions about alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs and are encouraged to recruit other youth for the program. Components include:
  • SMART Leaders I: is a five-session, small-group program followed by a prevention involvement component in which the SMART Leaders youth participate as peer leaders and positive role models in prevention-related and other general activities in the organization.
  • SMART Leaders II: is a flexible small-group discussion program plus involvement component for youth who have completed SMART Leaders I.

SMART Girls Goal:
To help girls develop and adopt a healthy attitude and lifestyle, as well as acquire and maintain a positive self-concept, sound decision-making skills and mentor relationships

Program:

  • SMART Girls is a health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program for female Club members ages 8 to17. The program is designed to encourage healthy attitudes and lifestyles that will enable adolescent/teen girls to develop to their full potential. SMART Girls offers a module for girls ages 8-12 years and a module for girls ages 13-17 years. Each module consists of two components:
  • Part One: It’s your Body examines media influences on attitudes about females, personal values in dating relationships, date violence, date rape and sexual harassment, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual myths and truths, getting regular gynecological care, and the physical and emotional changes girls experience.
  • Part Two: Take Care of your Body identifies ways to attain healthy eating habits, meet specific nutritional needs, develop basic cooking skills and become physically fit and active. It also emphasizes the importance of knowing how to use the health care delivery system.

Date SMART Goal:
To allow Club members to examine their feelings about dating and relationships, as well as encourage teens to become community advocates for relationships based on equality and mutual respect.

Program:

  • Date SMART is for 13- to 18-year-olds and is intended to increase young people’s understanding and build the skills they need to achieve healthy relationships free of violence and abuse. Club members increase their ability to help friends and family members who may be experiencing dating, sexual or domestic violence.
  • The Date SMART program includes 10 fun, engaging and easy-to-use sessions:
    o Friendship and More
    o True Love
    o Abuse and Respect
    o Strong Men and Strong Women
    o Meeting of the Minds
    o What is sexual assault?
    o Going Out, Breaking Up and Good Communication
    o Speaking Up for Violence-Free Relationships
    o Dating Jeopardy
    o Celebrating New Relationships and Building Support

Boys and Girls Club members ages 6-17.

Free.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Maria Reynolds
(210) 436-0686
Updated within the last year

Our array of SMART Programs develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.

SMART Moves Goal:
To help young people resist the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and postpone sexual activity.

Program:

  • SMART Kids, ages 6-9, provides youth with the knowledge, skills and self- esteem to help them make healthy choices, practice healthy behaviors and avoid risky behaviors and situations, including involvement with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
  • Start SMART, ages 10-12, provides young people with the knowledge, skills, self-esteem and peer support to help them make healthy choices, practice responsible behaviors, avoid using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and postpone sexual activity and practice abstinence first.
  • Stay SMART, ages 13-15, provides young people with the knowledge, skills, self-esteem and peer support to help them make healthy choices, practice responsible behaviors, avoid using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and postpone sexual activity.

SMART Leaders Goal:
To help teens become positive role models for their peers and keep them involved in SMART Moves after they complete the Stay SMART component of the program.

Program:

  • SMART Leaders is a two-year peer leader/booster program for Boys and Girls Club members who have completed the Stay SMART component of SMART Moves. It is designed to prepare teens to become leaders in their Club and community. Participants engage in educational discussions about alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs and are encouraged to recruit other youth for the program. Components include:
  • SMART Leaders I: is a five-session, small-group program followed by a prevention involvement component in which the SMART Leaders youth participate as peer leaders and positive role models in prevention-related and other general activities in the organization.
  • SMART Leaders II: is a flexible small-group discussion program plus involvement component for youth who have completed SMART Leaders I.

SMART Girls Goal:
To help girls develop and adopt a healthy attitude and lifestyle, as well as acquire and maintain a positive self-concept, sound decision-making skills and mentor relationships

Program:

  • SMART Girls is a health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program for female Club members ages 8 to17. The program is designed to encourage healthy attitudes and lifestyles that will enable adolescent/teen girls to develop to their full potential. SMART Girls offers a module for girls ages 8-12 years and a module for girls ages 13-17 years. Each module consists of two components:
  • Part One: It’s your Body examines media influences on attitudes about females, personal values in dating relationships, date violence, date rape and sexual harassment, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual myths and truths, getting regular gynecological care, and the physical and emotional changes girls experience.
  • Part Two: Take Care of your Body identifies ways to attain healthy eating habits, meet specific nutritional needs, develop basic cooking skills and become physically fit and active. It also emphasizes the importance of knowing how to use the health care delivery system.

Date SMART Goal:
To allow Club members to examine their feelings about dating and relationships, as well as encourage teens to become community advocates for relationships based on equality and mutual respect.

Program:

  • Date SMART is for 13- to 18-year-olds and is intended to increase young people’s understanding and build the skills they need to achieve healthy relationships free of violence and abuse. Club members increase their ability to help friends and family members who may be experiencing dating, sexual or domestic violence.
  • The Date SMART program includes 10 fun, engaging and easy-to-use sessions:
    o Friendship and More
    o True Love
    o Abuse and Respect
    o Strong Men and Strong Women
    o Meeting of the Minds
    o What is sexual assault?
    o Going Out, Breaking Up and Good Communication
    o Speaking Up for Violence-Free Relationships
    o Dating Jeopardy
    o Celebrating New Relationships and Building Support

Boys and Girls Club members ages 6-17.

Free.

Maria Reynolds Send email
(210) 436-0686
Updated within the last year

Torch Clubs are chartered, small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls.

Torch Club members learn to work together to plan and implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community; education; health and fitness; and social recreation.

  • Peer mentoring programs
  • Adopt-a-grandparent programs
  • Food and clothing drives
  • Community cleanups and beautification projects
  • Environmental awareness campaigns

Boys and Girls Club members ages 11 to 13.

Free.

Hours
Monday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

School Year Hours: Monday - Friday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Summer Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Maria Reynolds Send email
(210) 434-4383
Updated within the last year

Goal:
To improve Club members' knowledge of healthy habits, good nutrition and physical fitness: increase the numbers of hours per day they participate in physical activities; and strengthen their ability to interact positively with others and engage in healthy relationships

Program:
The Triple Play experience challenges members to become healthy and active by learning new ways to eat nutritionally, manage stress, maintain physical fitness and form positive relationships with peers.

  • MIND: The Healthy Habits program is designed to incorporate healthy living and active learning in every part of the Club experience, from the gym to the learning center to the arts and crafts room.
  • BODY: This component boosts Clubs’ physical activities to a higher level by providing sports and fitness programs, activities and sports competitions for all boys and girls, whether they are athletically inclined or not.
  • SOUL: Club youth are able to develop and sustain positive relationships with others, acquire a healthy self-concept and a strong belief in their self-worth and cope well with positive and adverse situations.

Boys and Girls Club members ages 6-18.

Free.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

School Year Hours: Monday - Friday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Summer Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Maria Reynolds Send email
(210) 436-0686
Updated within the last year