CORE PROGRAMS

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POWER HOUR:

Power Hour helps Club Members achieve academic success by providing homework help, learning activities, tutoring, and encouraging Members to become self-directed learners. Tutors are provided for teen Members and allow them extra attention with difficult subjects. Kids earn Power Hour Points as part of this program and are recognized as a Power Hour Champs at month end if they have the most points in their grade. Annually, if kids achieve a certain number of points, and pass their grade, they are eligible to attend a 2 night, 3 day leadership camp outside of Joburg.

CAREER LAUNCH:

This program allows Club Members to explore a broad range of career areas, match their interest to careers, and identify the skills and education needed for their particular career path. The program supports youth preparing for their first job, internships, learnerships, employment and more.

PASSPORT TO MANHOOD:

The passage from boyhood to manhood is challenging, requiring adolescent males to understand and manage many issues and transitions. P2M addresses critical issues that young men face during this time, such as ethics, decision-making, wellness, ideas about fatherhood, employment and careers, cooperation and conflict, diversity, relationships and self-esteem.

SMART GIRLS:

SMART Girls is a small group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the development needs of girls in their respective age groups. Club girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care, and developing positive relationships with their peers and adults.

DATE SMART:

Teens participate in this program as a supplement to SMART Girls and Passport to Manhood. It helps teens learn how to achieve mutually supportive relationships free of violence and abuse. It also encourages youth to become community advocates for relationships that promote equality and respect while combating the attitudes and behaviours that lead to dating, sexual, and domestic violence.

YOUTH OF THE YEAR:

This Program honors and celebrates our most inspiring kids and their incredible journeys. It recognizes outstanding leadership, service, academic excellence, and dedication to living a healthy lifestyle. These amazing young people represent the voice and spirit of hope for South Africa’s youth, inspiring all kids to lead, succeed, and to inspire. They exemplify our mission, and our goal is to honor their hard work with recognition and special opportunities. An outstanding Junior and Teen Club Member are selected at the end of every month, and in December each year we nominate our Youth of the Year at each Club from that pool of candidates. The Youth of the Year is selected after Club leadership conducts interviews with community members, Club staff, school leadership and teachers, and each child nominated is required to submit essays demonstrating why they should be our representative.

CLUB TECH:

This program helps kids focus on computer literacy and learn to use a computer to aid and assist them in their studies and their future. Kids learn about computer parts, as well as go through lessons in the Microsoft Office Suite, learning to make a PowerPoint presentation, a Word document, and other basic computer skills.

MONEY MATTERS:

This program promotes financial responsibility and independence among Club Members by build their basic money management skills. Participants learn how to manage a cheque account, budget, save, and invest.

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