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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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Youth sitting across from each other, holding hands up to each other.

Mirror Me

Youth practice partnership through this fun and easy community bu...

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Community Builders
Kid holding a basket ball

Emotion Ball Check-In

Askyouth to sit in a circle.Say, “It’s important to know that it ...

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Community Builders
4 happy kids

Rose, Bud and Thorn (Emotional...

Instructyouth to sit in a circle with you.Say, “It’s important to...

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Community Builders
Emojis

Emoji (Emotional Check-In)

Instructyouth to sit in a circle with you.Say, “It’s important to...

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Community Builders
Box of donuts

Food Moods (Emotional Check-In...

Askyouth to form a circle.Say, “It’s important to know that it is...

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Community Builders
Gummy Worms

Candy (Emotional Check-In)

Say, “Welcome to our Candy Check-In.”Askeach youth how many piece...

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Community Builders
Girl smiling with peace sign

Fist of Five (Emotional Check-...

Ask youth to sit in a circle.Say, “It’s important to know that it...

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Community Builders
Group Activity

Internal Weather Report (Emoti...

Ask youth to form a circle.Say, “It’s important to know that it i...

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Community Builders

Playbooks