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North Star Club Gearing Up for Another Great Semester

Boys & Girls Club is gearing up to offer over 20 clubs in the coming months

Boys & Girls Club at North Star is excited to kick off another great year full of opportunities! This semester, our team will be collaborating with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Community Learning Centers, YWCA, Mentoring Plus, LTAB “Slam Poetry”, Junior Achievement, Latino Leadership Youth Program and others. These partnerships help us address the individual needs and interests of BGC students, avoid duplicating services, and create a tighter safety net for kids.

Clubs will give students chances to explore new interests and establish their pathways toward a great future. BGC at North Star will be running about 25 clubs during Quarter 3 (Jan. 5March 10). Some of those clubs include Coding 101, Anime Club, Latinos Unidos, Mindfulness Club, Cooking Club, Art Club and more. Here's a look at some other clubs this quarter:

  • E-Sports Club will teach students the basics of coding through games and interactive lessons.

  • Presentation Club will give students a platform to express an idea or opinion in front of peers in a TedTalk format.

  • Real Talk Club will provide a safe space for students and teachers to discuss a variety of topics. It will create an opportunity for everyone to learn and grow from these conversations.

  • Exceptional North Star Students will also be selected to participate in a Student Executive Council to give BGC staff feedback on clubs, help plan events and participate in volunteer opportunities.

  • Partnering with the UNL Honors College, our STEM Club will engage students in lessons and demonstrations surrounding science, technology, engineering and math. It will incorporate individual interests in topics like space exploration and garden cultivation.

  • Junior Achievement will provide an entrepreneurship program that teaches students about the mindset and skills needed for success. Together, we'll equip aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators through opportunity identification, innovation, value creation and problem solving.

  • Career Launch is designed to help LNS students prepare for their first job, internships, summer employment and more. It will focus on fun and interactive activities for students to explore a broad range of career areas, match their interests to career clusters, and identify the skills and education needed for their career paths.

  • The YWCA will sponsor CATCH, a mentorship and leadership program empowering and encouraging young girls to become more aware of their capabilities. The CATCH program will teach skills and create an environment that supports exploration of self and builds meaningful connections to community.

We can't wait to welcome kids back to North Star this week! A full list of Clubs will be posted on the North Star page of our website.

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