Boys & Girls Club
A sense of belonging, a sense of usefulness, a sense of influence, and a sense of competency is what this youth service organization instills in young boys and girls, ages 6 – 18. The FBR (Friedman, Billings, Ramsey) Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington at THEARC offers a wide range of programs and activities to help youth of all backgrounds build confidence, develop character and acquire the skills necessary to become responsible, civic-minded adults.
The dynamic staff works to engage Club members in fun and enjoyable activities while supporting their development. Programs are focused around the organization’s five core areas: Education & Career Development; Character & Leadership Development; The Arts; Health & Life Skills; and Sports, Fitness, and Recreation. Program activities include Power Hour homework assistance and tutoring; an award-winning teen character & leadership group, the Keystone Club; an Intel Computer Lab and ceramics; a money management program; and soccer and basketball teams. The facility is complete with a regulation gym, a game room fully equipped with Playstation 3, X-Box 360, and GameCube systems, and a Teen Center study lounge.