Power Hour helps MVBGC members ages 6-18 achieve academic success by providing homework help, tutoring, and high-yield learning activities and encouraging members to become self-directed learners.

Designed specifically to help kids and teens with homework, this program is supported by dedicated youth development professionals and volunteers who supervise each session and help youth members complete their assignments for the day. When they finish their work, they may choose to participate in a variety of other engaging and educational activities to further develop their skills.

Power Hour is a great opportunity for kids and teens to get their homework completed in a quiet place with support from trained, caring staff at MVBGC.

Project Learn reinforces the academic enrichment and school engagement of young people during their time at MVBGC.

Students do much better in school when they spend their non-school hours engaged in fun, but academically beneficial, activities. Through Project Learn, MVBGC staff use all the areas and programs in the Club to create opportunities for these high-yield learning activities, including leisure reading, writing activities, discussions with knowledgeable adults, helping others, homework help, tutoring and games that develop their cognitive skills. Project Learn also emphasizes parent involvement as well as collaboration between MVBGC and local teachers and education professionals.

Each summer in America, an estimated 43 million children in the U.S. miss out on expanded learning opportunities that could prevent them from falling behind. During the summer months, most youth lose about two months’ worth of math skills. Low-income youth also lose more than two months’ worth of reading skills, while their middle-class peers make slight gains.

MVBGC is committed to ensuring that island youth, especially those who need us most, graduate from high school on time with a plan for the future. Summer learning losses can stack up from year to year, causing low-income children to fall further and further behind, ultimately endangering their chances of high school graduation. More than half of the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income youth can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities. 

Summer Brain Gain- a summer learning loss prevention program developed specifically for Boys & Girls Clubs is comprised of one-week modules with fun, themed activities for elementary school, middle school, and high school students that are aligned with common core anchor standards. In addition, Summer Brain Gain: Read!, a literacy program, complements the larger Summer Brain Gain curriculum.