The number of children who are at home with no adult care or supervision has dramatically increased over the past ten years. Within every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and create their own friendships. Young people need to know that someone cares about them.
The Boys & Girls Club of Dieppe provides a fun and safe environment for youth ages 5 – 18 to learn, play, meet new friends and grow. Top-quality programs that include sports, arts and crafts, group activities and tutoring is what the Boys and girls Club of Dieppe offers to hundreds of youths in our area. Our Club strives to help youth feel important. Whether it’s a testimonial about how an individual has made a difference in his/her community or simply that a child or youth has learned how to play volleyball – we strive to make sure dreams are within reach.
The Keystone Club is for members 14 to 18 who show leadership potential. Through service within the Club and in the community, Keystones promotes education, career preparation and community service. Feedback from the youth involved is valued and encouraged. Our staff is trained to pitch-in and assist wherever and whenever they are needed. These Club members provide a lot of input and insight for many of the Club’s operations.
The Torch Club is for members who are 11 to 13. The programs and activities are developed by the members themselves. Through participation and planning, our members learn democratic principles such as: freedom, justice and tolerance. Torch Club members engage in service-learning projects like cleaning up streets, parks, playgrounds and local waterways. This program focuses on community service, education, athletics, fitness and fun.
Take It E.A.S.Y.:
This National program focuses on teaching our youth self-esteem and confidence. This program was initially developed in Nova Scotia and has been adopted by our Club. Our staff and volunteers have been trained to effectively administer this program.Take It E.A.S.Y. provides small-group modules specifically designed to address the priority issues identified by the youth themselves such as: bullying, peer pressure, body image, sex and sexuality. The modules have been created with unique characteristics to meet the needs of pre-teens (8 to 12 years old) and teens (13 to 15 years old).
This Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada’s National healthy initiative program is run in our After-school Daycare as well as in our Drop-In Program. Cool Moves is supported by Kraft Canada and aims to combat child obesity and inactivity by promoting increased physical activity and healthy eating through its two components: Eat Smart and Cool Moves.
With generous support from the technology company AMD and Microsoft, Clubs receive grants to run the Game Tech program.The Game Tech program was developed by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Game Tech is a two-unit Program utilizing principles of active learning to teach how to develop computer games. The curriculum is designed to expose Club members to a number of important skill sets - systems thinking, Introductory programming concepts, principles of game design and the process of iterative design. The program uses Kodu as its programming environment that introduces the logic and problem solving of programming without complex sytax. Kodu is very user-friendly particularly for ages 8+.
Flex your Head: