The Club is a safe place where you can come to hang out, have fun and spend time with friends. Plus, our Armstrong Youth Center and Lamont Club have a dedicated Teen Center serving teens only, as well as special teen outings.
The Club is open every day after school, on most holidays, and throughout the summer. So, just call or stop by one of our locations to become a member. We’ll be happy to give you a tour and assist you in completing a membership form.
UPS Road Code
Since 2009, The UPS Foundation has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs
of America to deliver UPS Road Code, a program based in large part on
the same safety training used with UPS’s own drivers. Approximately 125
UPS employees trained as volunteer instructors teach UPS Road Code’s
safe driving techniques to help teens “Drive Change.”
UPS Road Code focuses on different safety principles throughout the
program, from basic instruction to the consequences of risky behaviors
such as talking on cell phones, texting or drinking while driving. During
the program, teens have a chance to practice what they’ve learned on
the driving simulators, which feature a computer screen that serves as
a windshield to the program’s interactive animation, a steering wheel,
and life-like gas and brake pedals.
The newly revamped Junior Staff: Cultivating Tomorrow’s Club Professionals Today
is a practical small-group program that assists Club teens in exploring a career in youth
development or other human services, with a particular focus on Boys & Girls Club work.
The program has been redesigned to be more user-friendly and provide maximum implementation
flexibility for staff while being up-to-date and engaging for Club teens.
Junior Staff provides teen members with age-appropriate skill-building
opportunities and hands-on Club work experience in four areas:
• career development
• customer service
• community service
Developed by The Gap Inc., this program provides teens with the hard skills they need to get a job, including resume and cover letter writing, effective job search strategies, interviewing skills, and how to dress for success in an interview and on the job.
Developed by Charles Schwab & Co., Money Matters helps teens gain financial literacy skills. The program allows teens to explore fun ways of learning the difference between financial needs and wants, how to create a personal budget, and wise use of credit, savings and investment.
Keystone is a national program that encourages teens ages 14 to 18 to become leaders in their communities through civic engagement and service learning. Keystone Clubs participate in a national service project and are required to raise $3,000 annually in order to qualify for participation in the Regional and National Keystone Conferences.
OUR TEEN PROGRAM.
At the 2016 Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Conference, hosted in New Orleans, LA, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County was highlighted ouring one of the general sessions. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County understands the need for teen programming and continues to look for innovative ways to reach out to teens in our community.
WHAT KIDS SAY
“I like coming to the Boys & Girls Club to build robots and go to the garden.”
— Crystal Z, Club Member