Boys and Girls Club Power Hour Program

Dorchester County, MD

Program Summary

Partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Baltimore’s Dorchester County, MD site at Leonard’s Lane to develop a literacy-focused Power Hour program as part of the club’s after-school and summer activities

  • Power Hour helps club members ages 6-18 achieve academic success by providing homework help, tutoring, and high-yield literacy learning activities while encouraging members to become self-directed learners
  • Includes allotted time for homework completion, printed program materials including a resource guide for those members who do not have homework, and poster-sized PowerPoint charts for tracking and rewarding participants’ progress
  • Will launch its D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) program. D.E.A.R. serves to reunite club members with their love for reading. Kids are able to pick a book of their choosing and dedicate 30 minutes a day to quiet reading time. In order for them to get “credit” for reading the book, they must complete a Book Review after, which was created by a BGCMB staff member. Once the kids complete the book review, they receive tickets, which they can save for various incentives
  • Will provide specific time for IXL programming with all elementary and middle school aged members. IXL will allow them opportunities to grow their knowledge in various subjects, including Math and Language Arts

Measures of Performance

Coming Soon!