Family Plus Program  

The Family Plus program strives to provide additional services to support Club members in their journey to become productive, caring, and responsible citizens as well as instill a sense of belonging, usefulness, influence, and competence.

Club members and their families are eligible for enrollment to access the Family Plus services listed below. The services each Club member will participate in will be determined on an individual basis and discussed with parents/guardians.

Case Management/Counseling

Regular individual guidance sessions with the Director of Youth & Family Services to assess individual needs of the Club members and create a plan to address identified needs.

Special Programs

A variety of small groups are available* to all Club members enrolled in Family Plus including:

  • SMART Girls (ages 8-10, 11-13) SMART Girls is a Boys & Girls Clubs of America program designed to offer guidance toward healthy attitudes and lifestyles, eating right, staying fit, proper hygiene, and more. Through group sessions, activities, and guest speakers, Club girls will enjoy the opportunity to build skills for eating right, staying fit, developing positive relationships, experiencing puberty, and developing positive self esteem.
  • Mind Up! (Various age groups) This group includes discussion and activities from the Mind Up curriculum teaching social, emotional, and self-regulation skills, problem solving, empathy, and mindful awareness.
  • Manadoob (K, 1-2, 3-5 grades) This program follows along with a fictional story and workbook to encourage discussions on real life topics such as self esteem, bullying, grief and loss, self-awareness, friendship, and being kind to others. The program also incorporates connection with animals and social responsibility.
  • Professor Child (Divorce Support Group, Grief and Loss Support Group, Transition to Middle School) Professor Child groups follow a documentary style film and workbook created by Professor Child highlighting personal stories of children experiencing the specified topic. Club members will have the opportunity to discuss topics from the workbook, film, share their own stories, and seek support from group members.
  • Positive Action (various ages) Positive Action is based on the intuitive philosophy that we feel good about ourselves when we do positive actions; our thoughts lead to actions and those actions lead to feelings about ourselves which in turn lead to more thoughts. The Positive Action curriculum is implemented through lessons, activities, and games. *Please refer to current group schedule for availability.

Family Engagement

Special parent and family night events and informational sessions will be advertised as they come available.

Mentoring

Additional guidance provided in the form of the above described case management, small groups, or paired with a staff or peer mentor. Please see the mentoring program permission slip for details.

Referrals for Additional Services

If you would like additional information please contact Alley Sabin, LCSW, Director of Youth & Family Services at (541) 617-2877 ext. 6 or email us