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Read what BGCA's in-house experts have to say about character and leadership, academic success or healthy lifestyles. You'll find a personal view about kids and Clubs.

Enabling America’s Future STEM Leaders
BGCA's Kimberly Boyd recently participated in an Executive Roundtable on the importance of enhancing STEM education in out-of-school time programs. Six of the nation’s largest youth development organizations exchanged ideas about STEM efforts and discussed future program possibilities for STEM workforce readiness.

To Be Healthy or Not to Be Healthy, That Is the Question
For your New Year's resolution, stop chasing a fleeting ideal and start assuming the role of a health-conscious person.

Delightful Indulgences:  Be Wise About Holiday Food Choices
The holiday season officially started on Thanksgiving Day.  For many of us that represents a month of eating. It is hard to resist the cookies, cakes and goodies that surround us at family gatherings. Find out how one staff member resists the temptation.

Celebrating Native American Clubs and Culture
Welcome to Native American Heritage Month – and the celebration of twenty years of Boys & Girls Clubs of America in Indian Country!  Throughout November 2012, we’ll spotlight some of the issues our tribal youth face, and the creative and inspiring ways in which our Clubs are rising to address those challenges that demonstrate wonderful spirit, resilience, and sense of community.

A Giant Feat
The World Series win by the San Francisco Giants brought back memories of the many lessons learned on the field for one Boys & Girls Clubs of America staff member.

Nick Foley: My Year
Nick Foley, BGCA's 2011-2012 National Youth of the Year, reflects on his incredible experiences as teen spokesperson for Boys & Girls Clubs.

Legendary Olympians Inspire and Motivate
The world is getting ready for the 2012 London Olympic Games. Are you?

BTW, LOL @ UR VID. Gr8, ^5!
Do you have any idea what this means? If you have kids who communicate online, you may need to learn this new language to assist you in keep them safe online. Join BGCA as we participate in Internet Safety Month this June. Learn more from technology expert Dan Rauzi.

Nurturing and Supporting Our Children
It is graduation season. Not one of us achieves this milestone alone. Someone nurtured, supported, nagged us along the way to push us forward to this accomplishment. How can we help? Find out what Erica S. Stevens, BGCA's education expert, has to say about supporting our youth.

Wish I Knew Back Then What I Know Now.
For many, money management is learned by trial and error. BGCA's financial literacy expert Johnny DiBartolo shares his early mistakes and why Club members can take an easier route through our Money Matters program. Enjoy Financial Literacy Month this April by reading our blog. It is easy and doesn't require a balance sheet!

Tag ... You're It!
Active fun is important to a child's development. Don't let video games and television get in the way of physical fitness. Grab friends and family and play tag. It's a great way to get fit and have fun no matter what your age. For more information, read BGCA's blog from fitness expert Wayne B. Moss.

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Age Category 13-15
Boys & Girls Clubs have some 4,000 Club facilities throughout the country and BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide.
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