Boys & Girls Club Programs

The Boys & Girls Club provides activities for kids ages 7 - 17. No matter what your child likes, he or she is sure to find something they will enjoy at our facility. Activites here range from physical recreation to educational programs. Make sure you take advantage of all that we have to provide.

GET City

This is an innovative program that focuses on Green Engineering Technologies (GET). In conjunction with Michigan State University, we are providing kids with a state of the art mobile lab, full of MacBooks, as well as an avenue to explore the engineering field. GET City participants learn many skills in a non-traditional learning environment.

SMART Moves

SMART (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) Moves is a program designed to help children make decisions on topics such as drugs, alchohol, tobacco, and health related issues. Through a series of sessions, and hands on activities, participants develop skills to make "SMART" decisions.

Seats 4 Kids

The Wharton Center generously donates event seats to the Boys & Girls Club through the Seats 4 Kids program.

Meals Program

School Year

Over 150 kids receive an after school snack including milk, provided by the Lansing School District from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Summer

Over 350 kids receive meals on a daily basis throughout the summer. Lunch is provided by the Lansing School District free of charge Monday through Friday 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Early morning program: Including breakfast $1.00 per day from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Canteen

Snacks are available for purchase at the Canteen from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Physical Recreation

We have a beautiful gymnasium equipped with 6 basketball hoops and lots of FUN!

  • Basketball Leagues
  • Soccer
  • Dodgeball
  • Fitness Challenges
  • Flag Football
  • Open gym time for all ages

Social Recreation

Our Junior Games Room is the most popular room in the club. It is designed for kids ages 7-12. We offer a wide variety of activities that promote social skills such as sportsmanship, sharing, patience, and communication.

  • Billiards (Pool)
  • Bumper Pool
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong
  • Carpetball
  • Air Hockey
  • Speed Stackers
  • Table Games
  • Various Tournaments

Educational Programs

Learning Center

Our Learning Center is a state of the art computer lab, which provides internet access as well as computer programs.

  • Homework Help
  • Tutoring
  • Reading
  • Grossology - The Science of Being Gross

Cadet Room

Our Cadet Room is designed for kids ages 7 - 10. This room is focused on the development of younger children, with age appropriate activities.

  • Homework Help
  • Coloring Contest
  • BINGO
  • Reasons to Read
  • Story Time
  • SMART Moves - (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training)

Power Hour: Making Minutes Count

Teens will earn points and be rewarded for completion of homework and activities with bonus points earned for good reports cards.

Community Service

The Lansing Boys & Girls Club promotes service to community and family through the following clubs:

Art Room

Our Arts and Crafts room provides kids of all ages an opportunity to explore their creative side. Not only do they have fun, but also learn about art through art history activities.

  • Art History activities
  • LEGO Contests
  • Coloring Contest
  • National Fine Arts Contest - A contest where art is entered into a national competition.

Teen Room

Our Teen Room is dedicated to those club members ages 13 - 17. The room provides teens with a safe and positive place to be. Activites provided in the room target challenges that face our teens today.

  • Youth of the Year
  • Sex Education
  • Job Shadowing
  • Resume Workshops
  • ACT/SAT Prep.
  • Visits to local colleges
  • Homework Help
  • Billiards