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In addition to our general after school and summer programs, the Boys & Girls Club of Milford offers a variety of programs in five core areas, Character & Leadership, Education & Career, Health & Life Skills, The Arts, and Sports, Fitness & Recreation. There are four program sessions—fall, winter, spring, and summer. Each session runs 6-8 weeks and typically meets once per week. For a full list of our current programs contact the clubhouse directly at (203) 713-8055.
The Boys & Girls Club of Milford is an after school program for youth between the ages of 5 and 18. Our after school program provides academic enrichment and recreational activities to help young people improve their lives by building self-esteem and developing values and skills during critical periods of growth through our five core program areas: Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, and Sports, Fitness and Recreation. Programming is available during critical times of the day when youth might be home by themselves or otherwise unsupervised with the possibility of being exposed to at risk behaviors.
The Boys & Girls Club of Milford is part of a nationwide affiliation of local, autonomous organizations that work to help young people of all backgrounds develop the qualities they need to become responsible citizens and leaders. It is facility-based, employs 5 full time and 40 part time paid professional staff members, supplemented by hundreds of volunteers. The cost of the program is $75 per month.
Education & Career Programs
These programs help create aspirations for the future and provide opportunities for career explorations and educational enhancement. Some of these programs include Project Learn, Power Hour: Making Minutes Count, Career Launch, Jr. Counselor Program, Immersion, Pen Pals, and Experiment with Fun.
Character & Leadership Programs
These programs are designed to help youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process. The programs also help youth develop leadership skills, like planning and decision-making, by providing opportunities for them to contribute to the Club and the community and celebrate our national heritage. Some of these programs include: Torch Club, Keystone Club, Girl Scouts, Be Great Club, and Mentoring.
Health & Life Skills
These initiatives 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. Some of these programs include: SMART Moves/SMART Kids, SMART Girls, Passport to Manhood, Food for Thought, Garden Club, and Snack Attack.
The Arts Programs
Programs in this core area enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing. Some of these programs include: Model Club, Fine Arts Exhibit, Making Memories, Into Focus, Fresh Beats, Hip Hop Dance, and Music & Rhythm.
Sports, Fitness and Recreation
These Club programs help develop fitness, a positive use of leisure time, reduction of stress, appreciation for the environment and social and interpersonal skills. Some of these programs include: SPLASH, Sports Club, Triple Play A game plan for mind, body and soul, No Child Left Inside Fishing Program, Wanna Play, Get Fit Club, Yoga, and Running Club.
These initiatives focus on meeting the significant and specific needs identified within our community and Club. Their broad scope complements several or all of our core program areas.