Club Programs


Cheney Club Programs

The Arts

National Fine Arts Program
This is a year-round program that encourages artistic expression among club members ages 6-18 through drawing, painting, print making, collage and mixed media. Artwork will be displayed at 
local and regional exhibits.
We will also be invited to visit the Tacoma Art Museum, and wrap it all up with an exhibition of the students work.

Photography Club
Experiment with pinhole cameras, developing your own film and printing your own pictures. We will enter our best works into the National Boys & Girls Club Photography Exhibit.

Arts and Crafts
Weave lanyards, sew, draw, paint, paper mache’, bead jewelry and explore your creative side.  We will be crafting as well as trying 
out fine art mediums such as pastels, pencil, charcoal, 
watercolors and oil paints. 

Health and Life Skills

Healthy Habits  
Go on an adventurous nature hike, make a food pyramid, and participate in a snack burn-off all while learning about nutrition, exercise, and how to incorporate sensible diets into an active lifestyle.

Smart Moves
This program addresses the problems of drug and alcohol use and premature sexual activity and teaches young people how to say no. This program includes discussion, role playing, practicing resistance and refusal skills, developing assertiveness, strengthening decision-making skills and analyzing media and peer influence.  It’s educational and fun at the same time.

Smart Girls
A program for girls to come together to discuss issues that are relevant to their lives, share experiences and learn from each other, under supervision of caring professional staff.

Passport to Manhood  
Learn about health and fitness, self-esteem and promoting healthy attitudes and lifestyles all from a guy’s perspective. Join us for guest speakers, games, role plays and some male bonding.

Monthly Birthday Bash  
Join us in celebrating all of our Club member’s birthdays that have occurred in that month with cake, singing and lots of fun. 
Character and Leadership Development

Monthly Club Member Recognition
Recognized members are chosen on the basis of their participation, sportsmanship, school improvement and are nominated by their staff.

Youth of the Year 
Designed to promote and recognize service to club and community, academic performance, and contributions to family and spiritual life. Potential for scholarship money for college!
 
Small group leadership development clubs for youth ages 11-13 that selects its own officers chooses its own activities and plans and implements its own community service projects. 

Small group leadership development club for youth ages 14-18 that elects its own officers chooses its own activities and plans and implements its own community service projects.

Sports, Fitness and Recreation

Daily Gym Activities
From basketball to jump roping, members participate in a wide variety of physical activities geared toward every age group.

Daily Games room Tournaments  
Minute to Win It, Foosball, Bumper Pool, Air Hockey, board games and other games make up our daily games room tournaments. 

Education and Career Development                 

Power Hour
Get help with your homework or in a specific school subject while earning points, and work your way towards great incentives.  Each week you will have the chance to earn points through various educational activities.  

Project Learn
Through Project Learn, club staff use all areas of the club to create opportunities for high yield learning activities. These activities often include reading and writing projects, educational games such as Scrabble and math bingo.

Goals for Graduation
Participate in goal setting sessions, create an action plan, and follow through to achieve success in the future.  Goals for Graduation allows kids ages 6-15 to set short and long term goals in order to reach their own ultimate dream. 

Junior Staff Ages 13-18 
Fill out a job application to become a Junior Staff. Go through an interview process and you may be chosen to help out with activities at the Club and even learn office skills and how to run an effective program. It’s a great way to get that “first job/volunteer” experience and make contacts for future job references. 

Technology

BOTT Building Opportunity Through Technology
Have fun in the computer lab learning new skills. Technology activities throughout the year include ImageMakers, website design, MusicMakers, and much more!
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