Special Programs

Special Programs

Special Programs

Taekwondo: Ages 7 – 17
The Taekwondo program is a program to teach Club members self-defense as well as teach them the Tenets of Taekwondo. The 5 Tenets of Taekwondo are: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-control, and the Indomitable spirit. The Boys & Girls Club covers for the participation fee. Club members will only have to pay for their Uniforms ($25) and belt test ($20).

Passport to Manhood: Ages 7 – 17
Passport to Manhood is a program focused on teaching our young men the skills to become a man. We do this by engaging local community leaders to come in and work with our club members enable to be the positive role model in their lives. Passport to Manhood is a partnership with Men Making a Difference Inc. They learn self-identity, values, self-esteem, discipline, setting expectations, and respect for one another and their community.

GET City
GET City is a year round program for youth focused on the science and engineering of energy sustainability using advanced Information Technologies (IT). The program provides youth with:

  • Experiences with advanced IT skills (i.e., GIS, data management and acquisition systems, data analysis tools, and communication tools).
  • Opportunities to develop scientific research skills and conceptual understanding related to energy technologies, production, and sustainability.
  • Job skills development for the growing IT market and an awareness of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers.
  • A curriculum for informal science and IT education that can be adapted for other urban communities.

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. These kids are learning many skills in a non-traditional learning environment.

This program is designed to introduce Engineering and Science to Club Members. Those selected will gain educational experiences in advanced information technology, energy, sustainability and environmental health. The course is instructed by MSU professors and graduate students. This is available to 6th – 9th graders.

Learn more at the GET City website.

GIRLS Scouts: Ages 7-12
The Boys & Girls Club of Lansing is an outreach site for the Girl Scouts. This program gives our girls ages 8 – 12 the opportunity to be involved in an organization that is solely for girls inside the walls of the Boys & Girls Club. Although the program is implemented at the club, the girls are able to be involved in other programs offered through the Girl Scout Council. The girls in this group show excellent leadership skills and self esteem.

The Garden Project: Ages 7-12
The Garden Project, in collaboration with the Lansing Food Bank, teaches kids ages 7 – 12 how to grow and preserve their own vegetables in our 25′ x 25′ gated garden. A special thanks to Sutton Advisors for sponsoring this project.

Playmakers: Ages 7-12
Triple play focuses on improving club member’s knowledge of healthy habits, good nutrition and physical fitness; increase the number of hours per day they participate in physical activities; and strengthen their ability to interact positively with others and engage in healthy relationships.

National Fitness Competition: All Ages
Our National Fitness Competition Day “Commit! Be Fit!” is a Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA) program sponsored by NestlĂ©. Fitness Competitions designed to engage and inspire members of all ages, genders, interests and abilities. These one-day events incorporate a variety of fun, “field day”-style activities. Club members have opportunities to “compete against themselves” by tracking their accomplishments and striving for improvement – helping them build intrinsic motivation, confidence and physical competence.

Nickelodeon World-Wide Day of Play: All Ages
Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play. This year was the 14th annual Worldwide day of play celebration. The network suspends all programing for a short period of time, in order to encourage kids to go outside and get active.
FIRST-TEE (AGES 7-12) Club members are able to participate and teaches members basic golf fundamentals, skills, rules, equipment basics, etiquette, terminology and scoring.