how do we change lives?

Evidence-Based Programs


5 Core Program Areas



Empowers youth to support and influence their Club and community, to sustain meaningful relationships with others, to develop a positive self-image, to participate in the democratic process and to respect their own cultural identities as well as those others.

education & career development

Enables youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, to apply learning to everyday situations and to embrace technology to achieve success in a career.

The Club utilizes Program Literacy Aides as supported by Merced College and the University of California Merced in providing trained and qualified college students who are greatly passionate in serving our community and/or working with youth.

Health & Life Skills

Develops young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.

The Club has partnered with local advocates for health & nutrition to provide extended opportunities for our youth.

the arts

Enables youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and an appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing.

sports, recreation, & fitness

Develops fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management and appreciation for the environment and social skills.

Programs currently offered:

  • Youth of the Year

  • Youth of the Month

  • Star of the Week

  • 4-H Club

  • Girl Scouts Troop # 8016

programs currently offered:

  • Power Hour

  • One-on-One/Group Tutoring


  • CareerLaunch

  • diplomas2Degrees

  • Specialized Literacy Effort

  • Financial Literacy Program

programs currently offered:

  • SMART Girls

  • Passport to Manhood

  • Positive Sprouts: GardenX

  • Healthy Habits

  • SMART Moves

programs currently offered:

  • Seasonal Arts & Crafts

  • Digital Media Arts

  • Social Media & Arts

  • Fine Arts

programs currently offered:

  • Triple Play: Body

  • Daily Challenges


  • Basketball

  • Indoor Soccer

  • Flag Football

How to Join?

After School Program


per child per academic year


per family (3-6 children)
per academic year

Learn more about annual memberships here.