Programs that give members basic computer skills; introduce them to digital movie making, music making, photography, graphic design and web development, homework help and educational software.
National BGCA Programs
Net Smart-NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.
ImageMaker- Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Photography Program and Contest, was created to provide Club members the opportunity to express themselves creatively, build confidence and learn fun new skills.
Skill Tech I- Welcome to computer boot camp, soldier! Are you ready to get started learning the basics of computer operation? Skill Tech I: Basic Training will teach you everything you need to know about computer operation from simply moving the mouse all the way up to animating that winning resume!
Skill Tech II- This is a Club Tech hardware and networking skills program. Your mission is as follows: Gather data on what makes computers useful, investigate ways computers communicate, acquire networking capabilities, navigate high-tech career paths, and above all...do not allow the evil Mr. X succeed.
Photo Tech- Take digital photos, explore the effects of distance and angle and learning about photo composition. Learn how to use photo-editing software, from completing basic tasks, such as cropping and color to light adjustment. Take on advanced projects that use image filters and layering.
Music Tech- Explore the world of digital music software and basic music theory. Learn to mix musical loops and compose and record original songs.
Movie Tech- Explore the world of digital video software and basic screenplay writing. Learn to mix in musical loops and photos and create original short movies.
Web Tech - Learn how to create simple Web sites, then they advance to building more robust sites with page links, graphics, text and sound, while learning important design lessons along the way.
Design Tech- Learn artistic concepts and technology skills that allow youth to create professional-quality print materials and animation. Develop logos, posters and more.
Fun Fridays- It seems all young people seem to love computer games and on Fridays, our young people are playing with a purpose as they are challenged by fun, yet educational games.