Boys & Girls Clubs Of Senegal is a youth development organization. We work in the United States and internationally to advance STEM education and empower the youth to reach their full potential as productive and caring citizens. We target children, communities of color, the LGBTQ community, Immigrants and refugees, and people with limited English proficiency.
EDUCATION IS KEY AND POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS
OUR PROGRAMS IN SENEGAL
Our youth development program is composed of four main categories:
01. STEM EDUCATION ENHANCEMENT
02. STEM CAREER DEVELOPMENT
03. JOB PLACEMENT
04. SUICIDE PREVENTION
STEM EDUCATION ENHANCEMENT
- ENGINEERING PROGRAMS
- TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS
- BOOT CAMPS
SUICIDE PREVENTION-COUNSELING AND THERAPIES
- Substance abuse
- Counseling for LGBT youth, families and allies
- Free HIV testing for LGBT members
- Group and individual therapy
We work diligently to prevent suicide and we empower the youth to feel confident about themselves.
STEM CAREER DEVELOPMENT
- TECHNICAL SKILLS
- SOFT SKILLS
- INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAMS (IEPS)
JOB TRAINING & PLACEMENT
- This program provides youth with the STEM skills that businesses seek. When trainees graduate, we link them with organizations in need of their skills.
The overall mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Senegal is to advance STEM education while providing safe, accepting and inclusive environments for everyone, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
Some of our programs are modeled after BGCA and technical assistance in all areas is provided by the World Federation of Youth Clubs
01. English language learning programs
02. STEM Education enhancement (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
03.Technology & Innovation (Learning how to type, code & navigate online safely)
04. Sports programs (soccer, basket, yoga, martial arts, sports league)
05. Counseling and assistance programs for LGBTQ youth, families and allies in Senegal
06. Workforce Development Initiative
07. TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) Center
08. Technical support and assistance for Senegalese citizens in US
09. Technical support and assistance for American citizens in Senegal
10. Discovering Senegal: This program gives opportunities to US citizen to travel to Senegal and discover Senegal.
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Boys & Girls Clubs of Senegal’s English as a Second Language learning programs will provide the Senegalese youth the ability to read, write, and speak English and comprehend the spoken language.
High School graduates admitted to the preparation program for entry into Caltech and MIT graduate programs will be familiarized with the Educational Testing Service (TOEFL) and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
The Computer Science Pathway is designed to guide members through a series of increasingly challenging activities, including: Hour of Code: Youth are exposed to computer science through accessible, drag and drop coding and games.
CS Unplugged: Youth gain a conceptual understanding of computer science through low-tech group activities.
App Lab: Youth work in teams to design, develop and present original ideas for Apps.
diplomas2Degrees (d2D), a college readiness program, guides Club members as they work toward high school graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and career success. d2D helps teens develop
both short- and long-term goals, while familiarizing
them post-secondary education through experiences like college tours. It also assists youth in securing financial aid and fosters supportive relationships with adults who can provide support throughout the college experience.
CareerLaunch prepares teens for our workforce.
CareerLaunch encourages Club members to assess their skills and interests, explore careers, make sound educational decisions and prepare to join our nation’s work force. Club staff or volunteers help teens build their job-search skills and job readiness by using the CareerLaunch Facilitator Guide and working with teens individually or in small groups. The CareerLaunch programs provides mentoring, TVET programs, and apprenticeship opportunities
YOUTH OF THE YEAR
Youth of the Year is Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program. It is a leadership development and recognition program for Club members, who show exemplary service to the Club and the community. Youth of the Year fosters a new generation of leaders, fully prepared to live and lead in a diverse, global and integrated world economy. Boys and Girls Clubs of Senegal’s club members learn the basic skills of public speaking and debate, empowering them to positively influence their peers and their communities, develop self-esteem and appreciate cultural differences.
SENEGAL IN USA
All Senegalese Immigrants
This program offers technical support and assistance to Senegalese immigrants and families who entered the United States of America legally.
Services that we offer to Senegalese Immigrants:
- Welcome to the United States guide for New Immigrants
- English Training
- Cultural immersion
- Education and Employment resources
- Finding Legal Assistance
For more information contact us at [email protected]
Age 13 and above
This year-round program encourages artistic expression among Club members ages 13 and above through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media and sculpture. A panel of distinguished judges selects works for inclusion in the National Fine Arts Exhibit, which is displayed the ensuing year at BGCA events, including the annual National Conference.
ALL STARS is an organized league sports and recreation program offering basketball and soccer for youth ages 6-21 yrs. ALL STARS aims to increase opportunities for physical activity, social interaction and recognition through high-quality structured sports programming.
Million Members, Million Hours of Service gets youth engaged in their communities through inspiring projects that foster philanthropy and leadership.
This program also targets forced child begging issue in Senegal by establishing a child protection committee (CPC) which investigates and notifies the police and/ or Human Rights Organizations of cases of suspected talibé abuse, forced begging or neglect.
An Emergency Talibe Shelter (ETS) is also being constructed to rescue forced child beggars.