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What do you want to be when you grow up?

No matter how a child answers that question, we want to help them build a strong foundation to realize their goals. Our educational programs allow young people to explore their options and reach their full potential. We are growing tomorrow’s leaders today.

At the Boys & Girls Club of Meriden, we recognize that education is crucial for the holistic development of youth, empowering them with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to lead fulfilling lives, contribute to society, and shape a better future for themselves and others. Education is the essence of our Afterschool Enrichment Program and envelops our programming wholly.


A snapshot of the educational programming offered within our Afterschool Enrichment Program daily:

Power Hour / Homework Help
Power Hour / Homework Help offers a structured time and place for Club staff, academic tutors and volunteers to help members understand and complete their homework assignments and turn them in on time. Members are better prepared for classes and proud of their hard work and accomplishments. This program also provides high yield activities that help members become self-directed, resourceful, and independent learners.

STEM For Us All!
The Club provides opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with innovative and creative programs. Each week, there are a variety of activities that center around these topics that members can explore and learn more about.

3-D Printing
3-D Printing gives members the opportunity to design and create three-dimensional objects. Teens will work with staff members, as well as community partners, to design and create some amazing projects including cell phone cases, holders, fidget spinners and more!

Money Matters
Money Matters is designed to help teens with proper money management and provide them with the skills to enter the working world. Teens learn how to open a savings account, how to be responsible with credit and debit cards, and much more.


Embracing education equips our future leaders of tomorrow with essential knowledge and skills necessary for personal and intellectual development. Education empowers youth by building their confidence and self-esteem as they discover their strengths, interests, and passions. In addition, Social and Emotional Learning provides opportunities for interaction, collaboration, and the development of interpersonal skills while learning about empathy, tolerance, and respect for others.

For more information or to register for these programs, please go to our Parent Portal.