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Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Virginia

Program Funded: Franklin Unit Power Hour & DIY STEM Program

Location: S.P. Morton Elementary School

Number of Students Served in 2018: 222

The Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Virginia works with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. They are dedicated to ensuring that our community's children and teens have greater access to quality programs, increased opportunity, and experiences that will enhance their lives and shape their futures. The Franklin Unit currently provides a safe place for 222 children, ages 6-18, during after-school hours from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM and during summer break from 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM.

Power Hour is an academic achievement program that ensures every minute counts. Clubs spend one full hour working with Club members to ensure that they are finishing their school-work and engaging in high-yield learning activities. Throughout this time, members are offered homework help, tutoring services, learning activities and lessons that aim to encourage participation.

DIY STEM is a hands-on, activity-based STEM curriculum which connects youth ages 9-12 to science themes that currently include five unit activities focused in the following areas; Energy and Electricity, Engineering Design, Food Chemistry, Introduction to Aeronautics, and the Science of Sports. Each unit provides members with lessons on the principles and a compelling and fun activity that allows them to use what they learned to fulfill a scientific experiment.





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