Programs for All Ages
Club members practice cheer drills, short dance routines, and practice their individual moves. They are motivated to get better and develop the skills needed to make their schools cheerleading team.
Members learn to play the strategic game of chess. Critical thinking, patience, and competition are all displayed during this program.
Members take turns singing their favorite songs and steal the spotlight. This karaoke style club is a great way for members to get comfortable performing, learn to be a better singer, and show their peers their singing talent.
Club members learn the importance of growing their own food. Gardening teaches responsibility, patience, and hard work. The food that is harvested is used in Cooking Club, provides healthy snacks for their peers, and gives their families a chance to use healthy organic vegetables in their meals.
Members learn to prep, cook, and serve food. All levels of experience are welcome to participate.
Club members participate in a variety of dances. Members learn basic routines and enjoy plenty of freelance dances.
Do It Yourself STEM brings all the fun of scientific exploration into member’s hands as they work with peers to create cool artifacts that demonstrate scientific principles!
Members compete in fun TV gameshows. They challenge their peers in classic game shows like Wheel of Fortune, Family Fued, and Jeopardy.
Members learn how to make things that they only thought could be bought in stores. During Homemade, members create many household things such as soap, lotion, facemasks and more.
The My.Future initiative transforms the way young people use technology in Clubs. Supported by Comcast, My.Future encourages youth to develop digital literacy and earn certifications, or digital badges, as they progress through the learning experiences. Starting with “Essentials,” My.Future provides Club youth with foundational technology skills, then advances to “Extensions” where youth could learn robotics, game design and even online journalism based on their interest pathways.
This fast paced science program puts all theories to the test. Staff assist members in carrying out fun and exciting experiments.
The PGA Sports Academy introduces youth, ages 7 to 13, to the sport of golf to help young people build character, and develop healthy and active lifestyles.
Offense, defense, and everything in between. Club members learn everything there is to know about the game of soccer. Staff members focus on the fundamentals of the game. Each member will have the opportunity to play in different positions, practice skill shots, and make amazing saves at the goal.
Club members participate in the paced activity of cup stacking. Members compete to beat their own time as well as compete against others for the title of fastest stacker.
Summer Brain Gain is a fun, educational program that aims to prevent summer learning loss and keep kids on track for the coming school year.
Triple Play, a comprehensive health and wellness program, strives to improve the overall health of Club members ages 6-18 by increasing their daily physical activity, teaching them good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships.
Programs for Younger Members
Outdoor exploration is the focus of this program. Students go on scavenger hunts, collect bugs, and make art with items they find in nature.
Members play all the classic board games and compete against their peers and other Staff members. This is a relaxed environment that encourages strategic thinking and a light competitive atmosphere.
Members test out their engineering skills in this exciting program. They are challenged to use LEGOS, Lincoln Logs, toothpicks, straws, or whatever they can find to build amazing structures.
Members vote on popular movies and get the opportunity to view some of the most popular current movies.
Using the Xbox Kinnect, members get active indoors. This highly fun and competitive game gets members familiar with Olympic track and field events.
Library staff visit our Club over the summer to provide our Younger members with engaging reading and art projects.
Members create paper airplanes and compete in flying competitions. They make planes designed for distance, speed, and aerial stunts. Using critical thinking skills, members modify and design their planes to perform at the highest level.
This unique program offers members the opportunity to learn the ecology of our courtyard pond. Members learn about life cycles, food chains, and the importance of balance in nature. Members learn and care for the fish, maintain the pond area, and experience the responsibility it takes to maintain a healthy environment for all the plants and animals.
Members use nature as their canvas. Using chalk and various natural materials, participants use shadows and sunlight to create their masterpieces.
Members compete in various bowling type games. This takes the sport of bowling to a new level of excitement.
This program focuses on non-traditional sports and always places new and challenging aspects to the activities. From “big clothes” relays to “football hoops”, there is definitely a challenge for everyone at any athletic level.
Club members test their skills in various word search puzzles. Each week members are able to create and solve challenging puzzles that expand their vocabulary.
Programs for Teen Members
Members let their creativity flow across multiple medians of art. Painting, clay, drawing, and crafts all encompass this fun and creative program.
Shooting drills, rebounding, defense and offence all make up this skill development program.
Staff members help younger members experience the fun of reading. Students choose from a variety of books and dive into their story.
This fun and exciting program, sponsored by Bank of America and Gap Foundation, prepares teens for the world of careers and work. Through Career Launch, Club teens 13-18 years old embark on a journey to explore possible vocations, make sound educational decisions and find success in the world of work.
It’s a collaboration with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lakeview Elementary and the Community Leaning Center for a science based learning program. It allows for multi-generational teaching.
Club members get a taste of the performing arts world. Students get experience acting, writing scripts, creating props, and almost every other aspect of theatre.
Drill team members practice their dance choreography and use their words to present a powerful and exciting show. Each week our drill team adds new challenges to their routine and strengthens their teamwork and leadership skills.
Teens use their mental and physical abilities to outsmart their opponents. This partnership with Lincoln Fencing has our members on their toes every second of their meetings.
This program gives members an opportunity to play the challenging sport of handball. Based off of racquet ball, this sport helps develop hand eye coordination and promotes agility.
Keystoning is the Boys & Girls Club Movement’s ultimate teen program. This unique leadership development experience provides opportunities for young people ages 14 to 18. Youth participate, both in and out of the Club, in activities in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service. With the guidance of an adult advisor, Keystone Clubs aim to have a positive impact on members, the Club and community.
The future of science is right here! Club members conduct fun experiments that give them insight into multiple aspects of the science world. Staff members give insight into the world of biology, chemistry, and electronics.
Members learn the importance of patience, problem solving and attention to detail during this unique program. Club members build every type of vehicle imaginable and learn the basics on how these incredible machines function.
Club members develop the skills needed to play American football. All participants will learn the rules, terminology, and positions on the field. Members will have the opportunity to compete in skills challenges and flag football games.
Money Matters promotes financial responsibility and independence among Club members ages 13 to 18. Participants learn how to manage a checking account, create a budget, save and invest, start small businesses and pay for college.
Staff members work to develop the musical skills of our members. They build customized instruments, use common instruments, and create their own unique musical inventions.
Passport to Manhood promotes and teaches responsibility in Club boys ages 11 to 14. Passport to Manhood consists of 14 sessions, each concentrating on a specific aspect of character and manhood through highly interactive activities.
Participants learn every aspect of photography. They learn the mechanics of the camera, take photographs, and practice basic editing techniques.
Pool Sharks teaches members the rules and basic skills of billiards. Members learn a variety of different games on the pool table, fundamental skills, and etiquette.
Power Hour: Making Minutes Count provides Club professionals with the strategies, activities, resources and information to create an engaging homework help and tutoring program that encourages Club members at every age to become self-directed learners.
RBI provides training to Clubs wishing to start or expand boys baseball and girls fast-pitch softball leagues for ages 13 to 15 and 16 to 18. RBI teams representing Club leagues are eligible to participate in sports clinics.
Our partners from UNL bring excitement and education through this STEM innovative program. Students learned about engineering and transportation through hands-on lessons and activities that encourage student inquiry. At the end of each quarter, students prepared presentations and activities to demonstrate the most memorable concepts to parents, school administrators and community members at a culminating celebration.
An outgrowth of the popular and effective SMART Moves program, SMART Girls is a health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program for girls ages 8 to 17.
The SMART Moves (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) prevention/education program addresses problems such as drug and alcohol use and premature sexual activity.
The Force is with our Star Wars members! Activities range from watching movies, creating artwork, theatre, and competitions.
Club members learn to identify their talents and put them to good use. Throughout the program they will learn to fine tune their talents and build self-confidence, teambuilding, and leadership skills. During this program, members will learn to apply these talents to everyday life and set the foundation for a successful future.
Torch Clubs are chartered, small-group leadership and service Clubs for boys and girls ages 11 to 13. A Torch Club is a powerful vehicle through which Club staff can help meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their life.
Members learn the rules and position in volleyball. By adding different elements to the game, Staff are able to adjust the difficulty to fit every experience level.