Shelton · Programs

Computer Room. Open Monday-Friday for 8-12 year olds (our 6-7 year old members and Teens have their own computers). Access to the Internet is available and monitored, but members must have staff permission to be on the Internet.

Crocheting. Learn to crochet and make projects throughout the school year. Typical projects include hats, scarves, and baby blankets. Crochet Club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 pm. Free. Open to 8-18 year olds.

Homework Assistance. The Friends of Jimmy Miller Inc. Power Hour Program is a comprehensive homework help and tutoring program designed to raise the academic proficiency of Club members ages 6 to 12.

Immersion Science. A fun and powerful science education program for kids in grades 508, founded by famed oceanographer and explorer, Dr. Robert Ballard, who discovered the Titanic. What makes the program so successful is its joint emphasis on scientific knowledge coupled with the fun and excitement of exploration.

Keystone Club. Keystone is a youth leadership club that offers a unique developmental experience to members ages 14-18. Activities focus on three areas: academic success, career preparation, and community service. With the guidance of an adult advisor, Keystoners aim to have a positive impact on the Club and the community. Our Keystoners have been recognized year after year for outstanding service. Free. To join, contact JenDeLeon@BGC-LNV.org.

Music. Learn how to play guitar, keyboard, or drums. Classes are held three times throughout the school year: September-November, January-March, and April-June. Beginner and advanced classes are available for each instrument, and classes are held on Mondays from 4-8 pm. A limited number of instruments are available for instruction for each class; participants are encouraged to have an instrument at home for practice. There is a cost for this program. To register, complete our online registration form. 

SMART Moves is our Skill Mastery and Resistance Training prevention/education program, which addresses problems such as drug and alcohol use. The program uses a team approach involving Club staff, peer leaders, parents, and community representatives. More than simply emphasizing a "Say No" message, the program teaches young people ages 6 to 15 how to say no by involving them in discussion and role playing, practicing resistance and refusal skills, developing assertiveness, strengthening decision-making skills, and analyzing media and peer influence. SMART Moves meets every Tuesday during the school year from 4-6 pm. Free. To join, notify a staff member at the Membership Desk.  

TGIF. Thank Goodness It's Friday! This weekly program is open to middle school students (must show middle school ID) every Friday from October through April. The program runs from 6-9 pm and features weekly dance parties, sports tournaments, holiday parties, games room tournaments, scavenger hunts, computers, video games, and karoake. Register online, even if you are already a Club member. 

Torch Club. Torch Club is a youth leadership and community service club for boys and girls ages 11-13, which encourages positive community and Club involvement by helping others through volunteerism. Throughout the year, our Torch Club collects and recycles ink cartridges, cans, and bottles. Each fall, our Torch Club members hold "A Dinner to Remember," a full pasta dinner fundraiser open to the community. Out Torch Club is a consistent award winner, and in 2010, we were named the Number One Torch Club in the entire United States. Free. To join, contact JenDeLeon@BGC-LNV.org