These programs are carefully crafted to cater to the holistic development of children and teenagers, focusing on academic success, character building, and healthy lifestyle choices.

Great Futures

Through diverse programs and positive relationships, these clubs empower boys and girls to discover their potential, build character, and develop essential life skills. With a focus on community and belonging, Boys & Girls Clubs lay the foundation for great futures filled with purpose and achievement

Blue Door

The Blue Door serves as a symbolic embodiment of the promising futures awaiting within each Boys & Girls Club for the youth of America, particularly for those who require our support the most. Beyond being merely an entrance to a Club, the Blue Door epitomizes opportunity, ushering individuals into the gateway of a remarkable future.

Programs at the Boys & Girls Club ignite the spark of curiosity, fueling young minds with the power to dream, innovate, and create a brighter tomorrow.

Power Hour: Making Minutes Count

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Black Hills are focused on academic success for kids who need it most. Our professional staff is here to ensure that each member has the tools needed to reach graduation.

The Power Hour materials provide practical tips and best practices for recognition and incentives, behavior management, volunteer recruitment and training, collaboration with other organizations and use of technology and the Internet.

Triple Play: A Game Plan For The Mind, Body & Soul

More than just sports club. Triple Play, is a dynamic wellness program that demonstrates how eating right, keeping fit and forming positive relationships add up to a healthy lifestyle. We work our bodies, our minds, and our souls. We focus on sportsmanship, positive attitudes, improving our selves and each other. Whether we are playing volleyball, running on the track or having a potato sack race, we’re in it together.

Triple Play Parents Game Plan

Because parents play such a critical role in the development of a child’s physical and social well-being, BGCA and Coca-Cola produced a tool, Triple Play Parents Game Plan, that can be used at home – where healthy habits start, are modeled and reinforced.


The SMART (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) Moves program is a nationally acclaimed prevention program. More than simply emphasizing a “Say No” message, the program teaches young people ages 6 to 15 how to say no by involving them in discussion and role-playing, practicing resistance and refusal skills, developing assertiveness, strengthening decision-making skills and analyzing media and peer influence. The ultimate goal: to promote abstinence from substance abuse and adolescent sexual involvement through the practice of responsible behavior.

Youth Of The Year

Club members who earn the youth of the Year title embody the values of leadership service; academic excellence; and healthy lifestyles. They exemplify the critical impact that Boys & Girls Clubs have on the lives of young people.

Competition begins with each Club selecting a Youth of the Year between the ages of 14 to 18, who then participates in state competitions. State winners each receive a $5,000 scholarship and advance to regional competitions. Regional winners receive an additional $10,000 college scholarship, renewable for four years up to $40,000. Six youth, including five regional winners and a military winner, advance to the National Youth of the Year competition for a chance at an additional scholarship of $25,000, renewable up to $100,000 for four years. The National Youth of the Year represents all Boys & Girls Club youth.

Positive Action

Positive Action is based on the intuitive philosophy that we feel good about ourselves when we do positive actions. The Thoughts-Actions-Feelings Circle (TAF) illustrates how this works in life: our thoughts lead to actions and those actions lead to feelings about ourselves which in turn lead to more thoughts.

Mindworks Resources

MindWorks Resources develops a comprehensive curriculum designed to support the dynamic needs of after-school programs. Research in learning styles of children, implementation of components of project based learning, and in-depth knowledge of the nation common core standards and state standards for education, MindWorks Resources has successfully designed an all-inclusive, evidence-based program. The MindWorks curriculum includes authentic learning, mental model building, internal motivation, multi-modal learning, social learning, and international learning.

Project Learn

Students do much better in school when they spend their non-school hours engaged in fun, but academically beneficial, activities. Through Project Learn, Club staff use all the areas and programs in the Club to create opportunities for these high-yield learning activities, including leisure reading, writing activities, discussions with knowledgeable adults, helping others, homework help, tutoring and games that develop young people’s cognitive skills. Project Learn also emphasizes parent involvement as well as collaboration between Club and school professionals.


Providing youth with engaging hands-on learning opportunities that foster their interest and success in science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

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