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Drive high-quality youth experiences

Boys & Girls Clubs of America has developed a variety of resources to support high-quality programming. The Program Basics Planner provides full Program planning support, including access to our Program Basics Blueprint.

Refer to the Techniques below as elements to incorporate into your program sessions. Techniques include community builders, attention getters, collaborations, conversations, energizers, groupers and reflections. Each Program provided through Club Programs incorporates elements of a high quality session within its content. However, you wish to customize the session with techniques of your own choosing

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Find the Leader

Find the Leader

Say, “Today we will play a game called Find the Leader.”Gather al...

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Community Builders
Descriptive Names

Descriptive Names

Gatheryouth into a circle. Ask,"Who knows everyone's name in this...

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Community Builders
Youth and staff smiling, seated

Animated Story

Step 1Identify an area to be a stage.Say,“I’m going to read a sto...

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Community Builders
Hand holding colored string.

Pieces of Me

Youth create a collage self portrait out of various material.Step...

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Community Builders
Youth creating with string and beads.

Collage self Portrait

Youth create a collage self portrait out of various material.Step...

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Community Builders
Youth together creating a project.

Our (Mixed Media) Scene

Youth create a collaborative mixed media scene.Step 1 Say, “We’re...

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Community Builders
Youth and staff working on a paper project.

Make A (Mixed Media) Scene

Youth create a collaborative mixed media scene.Step 1Say, “We’re ...

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Community Builders
Child smiling and drawing.

How I Shape

Youth invent and share a new shape.Step 1Say, “We’re going to exp...

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Community Builders

Playbooks

Gym & Field Playbook

The Gym & Field Playbook is your guide to creating high-quality physical activity spaces, by providing foundational practices to implement.

Transitions Playbook

The Transitions Playbook is your guide to continuous quality improvements in the times youth spend moving between activities.

Gamesroom Playbook

The Gamesroom Playbook is your guide to offering a rich environment that supports informal guidance, mentoring and character development in the gamesroom.

Outdoor Social Recreation Play...

The Outdoor Social Recreation Playbook is your guide to offering engaging outdoor learning experiences that encourage youth to build social-emotional skills. 

Assemblies Playbook

The Assemblies Playbook is your guide to running successful assemblies that offer ideal times to build community and create a sense of belonging among youth and staff.