Education & Career Development Programs
CareerLaunch – Tuesday, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
This fun and interactive program provides activities for youth ages 13 – 18 to explore a broad range of career areas, match their interest to career clusters, and identify the skills and education needed for their particular career path. CareerLaunch is designed to support youth in preparing for their first job, internships, summer employment, and so much more.
Chess Club – Monday, 5-6:30 p.m.
Club members learn chess skills by playing matches against other members and completing written assessments for Club staff. Members also have the opportunity to play tournaments away from Club.
Money Matters promotes financial responsibility and independence among Club members ages 13 – 18 by building their basic money management skills. Participants learn how to manage a checking account, budget, save, and invest. They also learn about starting small businesses and paying for college.
Power Hour – Monday-Friday, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Power Hour offers a structured time and place for Club staff and volunteers to support Club members achieve academic success by providing homework help, tutoring, and high-yield learning activities. In power hour you can expect to see the word of the day, the spelling bee, members working on homework, grade-aligned reading, and other fun activities.
Ready 2 Read – Monday, Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
In partnership with the Rochester Reading Center and the MN Reading Corps, we are providing reading assessments, early literacy support, and even free books to take home! This program is available for all members entering 1st and 2nd grades to help them to be ready to read!
Rochester Reading Champions – By appointment
Rochester Reading Champions provide one-on-one reading tutoring to members of Club twice weekly for a 45-60 minute session. All volunteers complete 120 hours of Orton-Gillingham training. After 80-100 lessons they see an average improvement of three grades in reading proficiency and two grades in spelling ability. Rochester Reading Champions is offered through Rochester Public Library.
STEM Mentoring – Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
STEM Mentoring is a group mentoring program that connects small groups of youth with caring mentors to engage in weekly, structured, hands-on, multimedia STEM activities. The overall goal is to positively impact the social development and academic achievement of our members. Activities include LEGO Robotics, Quickball Math, World of Water, and science experiments.
Education & Career Development programs are supported by our generous partners: