About Our Programs
After-School Program Highlights
Power Hour offers a structured time and place for Club staff and volunteers to help members complete their homework. The program provides our Youth Development Leaders with the strategies, activities, resources and information to create an engaging homework help and tutoring program that encourages Club members to become life-long learners. Finished homework is checked for accuracy and, for those requiring further assistance, tutoring is available for an additional hour. As a result, members start each school day fully prepared and with a sense of confidence. Working parents are greatly relieved to have homework taken care of at the Club.
SMART Girls- SMART Girls
SMART Girls- SMART Girls gives girls the space, support and tools to navigate adolescence and to emerge strong, healthy young adults. The program provides critical information, including education on:
- The emotional and physical changes associated with pre-pubescence and puberty
- Maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and physical activity
- The influence of mass- and social media on attitudes toward girls and women
- Relationship management (romantic, platonic, familial)
- Dating violence and bullying
- Depression, eating disorders and self-harm
- Sexual health, pregnancy and STD prevention
Beyond education, SMART Girls tackles issues girls deal with every day – from troubles and triumphs with friends and family, to struggles with body image and self-esteem, to the impact of school stress and bullying – in a safe and open environment.
Adult mentoring is integrated throughout the curriculum to foster self-confidence and enhance participants’ communication skills. Giving girls this outlet to talk about their experiences, vent concerns and ask questions not only increases girls’ confidence and compassion; it also leads to improved performance in the classroom.
Through service activities, Torch Club members identify Club and community needs, develop programs and activities and actively give back to their community. The objective is to have teens develop a moral compass and value qualities such as honesty, justice, fairness and respect for self and others. Above all, Torch Club gives young people a chance to contribute something of value to others. Examples of Torch Club service activities include the following:
- Peer mentoring programs
- Adopt-a-grandparent programs
- Food and clothing drives
- Community clean-ups and beautification projects
- Environmental awareness campaigns
Torch Club members also take part in educational activities that focus on personal development. These activities develop socialization, problem-solving, communications, goal-setting and decision-making skills.
Paso Robles | 600 26th Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Atascadero | 5850 Rosario Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93422
Mailing | 2631 Spring Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Paso Club Phone Number | (805) 239-3659
Atascadero Club Phone Number | (805) 769-5950
Fax Number | (805) 239-3616