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The BE GREAT Academy is the after school program of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lakelands. We have a lineup of tested and proven nationally recognized programs that address today’s most pressing youth issues, teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life.

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The Starz24 Teen Center is a safe place for teens age 13-18, where you can drop in after school and be yourself without feeling the pressure of being judged.

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CareerLaunch encourages Club members ages 13 to 18 to assess their skills and interests, explore careers, make sound educational decisions and prepare to join our nation’s workforce.

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This week our students in District 50 are taking the MAP Test. Our Campus Director at Mathews, Alexis Bannerman; has gone out of her way each day to ensure the students feel supported and are encouraged to do their best. Yesterday she provided a special breakfast for our members to give them an extra boost to do their best! She has worked tirelessly with the teachers and administrators to make sure that what the students were learning in class and needed to practice more on to succeed in their MAP testing is what they focused on at Boys & Girls Clubs each week leading up to the test.

The student below came to us in August, a couple of weeks after school had begun; and after only a few days of being in the program his mom shared how much they were enjoying him being in Boys & Girls Clubs. Today, she enthusiastically shared that he went up 33 points in his Map Reading Score and 42 points in his Math score!! We are so proud of him, her, the Mathews staff and administrators, and especially Ms. Alexis and each of our members for their hard work! Great Futures really do Start Here!

These are the WHY's behind what we do! We are so grateful for the opportunty to impact students and be of service to them and their families.

#BGCLakelands
#BeGreatAcademy
#Starz24TeenCenter
#GreatFuturesStartHere
#MathewsElementary
#thisisourwhy
#tisthereason
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This week our students in District 50 are taking the MAP Test.  Our Campus Director at Mathews, Alexis Bannerman; has gone out of her way each day to ensure the students feel supported and are encouraged to do their best.  Yesterday she provided a special breakfast for our members to give them an extra boost to do their best! She has worked tirelessly with the teachers and administrators to make sure that what the students were learning in class and needed to practice more on to succeed in their MAP testing is what they focused on at Boys & Girls Clubs each week leading up to the test.  

The student below came to us in August, a couple of weeks after school had begun; and after only a few days of being in the program his mom shared how much they were enjoying him being in Boys & Girls Clubs.  Today, she enthusiastically shared that he went up 33 points in his Map Reading Score and 42 points in his Math score!!   We are so proud of him, her, the Mathews staff and administrators, and especially Ms. Alexis and each of our members for their hard work!  Great Futures really do Start Here! 

These are the WHYs behind what we do!  We are so grateful for the opportunty to impact students and be of service to them and their families. 

#BGCLakelands
#BeGreatAcademy
#Starz24TeenCenter
#GreatFuturesStartHere
#MathewsElementary
#thisisourwhy
#tisthereason

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Way to go buddy!! Proud of you!

That’s awesome!! Great job!! Alexis Bannerman❤️

Great job

Sarah Holbert Parris

Good job!

Awesome!

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