Print

Publications

2016 BGCIC ANNUAL REPORT

2016 was an impactful year for Native Boys & Girls Clubs. The 2016 Annual Report exemplifies the growth and ongoing efforts put forth towards the expansion of services and opportunity for Native youth. Read the report to learn how our partners’ contributions are making a difference in the lives of the youth we serve. The many success stories from 2016 offer a snapshot of the amazing outcomes and outstanding efforts being put into serving Native youth, and demonstrates there are great things in store for the future of Native Clubs! Click here to download this resource.



 


HISTORY OF NATIVE CLUBS TIMELINE

The History of Native Clubs Timeline outlines key events and initiatives that led to the growth of Boys & Girls Clubs in Indian Country from 1992-2017. You will also find a series of awards that were granted during this time period, along with a map of Native Club sites.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America opened it’s first Native Club in 1992 and has grown to be the nation’s largest Native youth-serving agency, representing American Indian, Alaska Native, and Hawaiian Communities. Click here to download this resource.

  


PROJECT LEARN: AN ADAPTATION FOR NATIVE YOUTH

Project Learn reinforces and enhances the skills and knowledge young people learn at school during the hours they spend at the Club. This comprehensive program strategy is based on Dr. Reginald Clark's research showing that 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, which include leisure reading, writing activities, discussions with knowledgeable adults, helping others, homework help and tutoring and games like Scrabble that develop young people's cognitive skills. Project Learn also emphasizes parent involvement and collaboration between Club and school professionals as critical factors in creating the best after-school learning environment for Club members ages 6-18. Click here to download this resource.

 

 

 


YEAR OF THE TEEN EVENT IDEAS

The Native Services Unit has created a new resource, adapted specifically for Native Clubs, to share event ideas that attract teens and their families to the Club. This great list of ideas can help your team create wonderful experiences for your youth. By hosting events centered around social activities, sporting events in the community, college and career readiness, service, and other topics that really matter to teens, you can establish the Club as a perfect place to learn, grow, and have fun. This resource also shares ideas for how to market your events for maximum impact.
Click here to download this resource.










MENTORING BEST PRACTICES GUIDES

Boys & Girls Clubs of America has created these Best Practice Guides to provide insight and recommendations for Club staff who are implementing mentoring programs addressing targeted needs. Each Guide summarizes the current context and latest research in the mentoring field for the population served. The creation of these Guides was supported by Federal Award Number 2015–JU-FX-0017, administered by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Program (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), through Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). Points of view or opinions contained within this document do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

2016 Guides

 




NATIVE MENTORING NEWSLETTER

The Native Mentoring Newsletter is a quarterly publication that showcases best practices and available resources for Native Boys & Girls Clubs who are implementing mentoring programs made possible through Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention funding. Best practices and relevant resources are carefully selected for cultural relevance to better benefit mentors, mentees, and the communities being served. This project was supported by Federal Award Number 2014–JU-FX-0018, administered by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Program (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), through Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). Points of view or opinions contained within this document do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

2016 Issues

2015 Issues

   

NNAMP MENTOR MANUAL

This training manual was developed for use by the Native American Boys & Girls Club sites participating in the National Native American Mentoring Program (NNAMP). The Train the Trainer guide was written by Dr. Susan G. Weinberger, Mentor Consulting Group (MSG) and published by FirstPic, Inc. in cooperation with the National Congress of American Indians. MCG's Train-the-Trainer Model proved to be a successful approach that enabled local programs to effectively train their own mentors. In 2007, the National Congress of American Indians embarked on an endeavor to develop a National Native American Mentoring Program for youth in need of a positive role model. Funding to establish this three-year initiative was awarded to the National Congress of American Indians through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in 2007. In 2010, the program received additional funding for expansion and continuation for an additional three years. As a result of the efforts of Mentoring sites and National Partners, the program matched more than 1,600 youth who were in need of a positive adult role model with a volunteer mentor. Click here to download manual.

 

 

 


SMART MOVES

This manual is adapted from Boys & Girls Clubs of America's SMART Moves (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) prevention/education program. SMART Moves addresses problems such as drug and alcohol use and premature sexual activity. SMART Kids was published in March 2003 through a partnership of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Center of Substance Abuse Prevention, and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Native American Programs. An advisory group comprised of experts who understand SMART Moves and the target population reviewed the program and identified adaptations to make the curriculum more reflective of Native American culture. Due to the flexible nature of SMART Moves, local Native Clubs also have the ability to create their own activities and supplemental materials that best reflect their local culture and traditions. Click here to download manual.

 

 

 

 

 

 


METHSMART

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. In 2006, the Arizona Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), FirstPic, Inc., and the U.S. Department of Justice partnered to pilot test MethSMART: Smart Programs for Smart Kids. MethSMART is designed to help youth understand how to achieve life goals without succumbing to the threat of drugs, particularly meth. The program offers viable solutions to help youth handle challenging circumstances while avoiding risky and unhealthy behaviors. The well-designed MethSMART curriculum, which caters to elementary, middle, and high school aged youth, successfully involves parents, staff and youth in the prevention of methamphetamine abuse. This type of communal effort to provide prevention programming has proven highly effective in several studies conducted by independent researchers. MethSMART is a comprehensive, multi-pronged approach that is an extension of BGCA's nationally acclaimed SMART Moves prevention program. Since 1990, SMART Moves has been helping young people avoid four of the most immediate threats to their well being: alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and premature sexual activity. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 


CLUB NOTES

Club Notes is a quarterly newsletter which is distributed to every Native American Boys & Girls Club. The newsletter is written for Club Members to keep informed of activities and events of special interest, as well as puzzles and games. It also can be used as a fundraising or marketing tool for potential donors or community members.

2013 Issues

2012 Issues

2011 Issues

2010 Issues

2008 Issues

2007 Issues

 

2006 Issues

2005 Issues

 

2002 Issues

2001 Issues

About Us

For more information, read about the BGCA Native Services Unit team members and how to contact
them individually.

BGCA Mentoring

Need assistance with your BGCA National Mentoring Grant? 

Read more about managing Federal grants.

Have any questions?
Contact us. 

Contact Us

BGCA Native Services Unit
Dallas Service Center
2107 N. Collins Boulevard
Richardson, TX 75080

Direct: 972-581-2374
E-mail: BGCANS@BGCA.ORG