Summer

At Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus, we know youth need a safe and enriching place to go in the summer. Our members receive the same great Club experience offered during the school year but with extended hours focusing on academic success, good character & citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.

  • Summer Brain Gain

    A summer learning loss prevention program that is comprised of one-week modules with fun, themed activities for elementary school, middle school, and high school students. Each module takes a project-based learning approach: youth engage in a process of learning through discovery, creative expression, group work, and a final project or production. As a result, kids develop high-order thinking skills necessary for success in math, reading, science, and other disciplines through the Summer Brain Gain modules while staying on track for the coming year.

  • Columbus City Schools

    Each summer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus partners with Columbus City Schools to extend its 5-week summer program from a half-day program to a full-day program, giving thousands of elementary and middle school-aged students access to a free, full-day summer learning opportunity. Building upon Columbus City Schools’ core academic programming, Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus provides fun, hands-on learning experiences focused on literacy skills, STEM education, healthy lifestyles, and the arts.

  • Summer Fellowship

    Each summer, qualifying Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus members have the opportunity to work alongside professional staff and college students as part of a paid Summer Fellowship program. Summer Fellows spend 8 weeks delivering summer youth development programming to elementary and middle school-aged students. Summer Fellows also have access to leadership development resources/experiences and a network of individuals that will maximize their potential as future leaders and professionals.

“The summer is really fun because we get to go swimming and play dodgeball. I like it because we get to know the staff better and see our friends who we don’t see during the school year. My favorite thing we did last summer was the water balloon toss.”

—Antoine, 14