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Teen Summer Experience Program

Unlock Your Potential · Project-Based Learning · Hands-On Learning

Our Summer Teen Experience, designed specifically for ages 13-18, offers a broad assortment of summer activities in a fun, safe, and exciting educational environment, from instructional programs to recreational/sports activities.

Join other high school students from all over St. Lucie County to pursue new interests, improve existing skills, help prepare for a changing world and make new friends.

Westside Club Complex
3361 S. Jenkins Road, Fort Pierce

13-18 for programs
14-18 work opportunities (to comply with Labor laws)

Club Hours: M-F 8AM-5:30PM*
Must Arrive Time: 10AM
Program Hours: 12PM-3PM
Guest Speakers: Wednesday 10AM-11AM

* Late Fees: $1 per minute after 5:40 PM 

Registration Fee: $30
Summer Weekly: $10
School Year Weekly: $5

During the school year SLC transportation may be able to help teens to get to the club as long as teens attend public schools in our zone.

Live in St. Lucie County
Be dedicated to your own success
Willing to learn
Have reliable transportation

Parents can sign teens up in person or on-line

Contact Info:

Monika Shirts
Workforce Readiness Program Director

Cynthia Sanchez
Director of Teen Initiatives

Programs and Initiatives

There are plenty of fantastic programs available to suit your interests and goals. These programs offer a variety of thrilling activities and opportunities for teens to push their limits and gain new skills, making for an exciting and memorable summer experience.

Are you looking to take your STEM skills to the next level this summer? There are so many fantastic programs available for high school students, offering the chance to work with professionals and explore cutting-edge research and technologies.

Connect with your passion and help prepare for your next phase of life.

Advance your skills and be a part of a team this summer to compete with other neighborhood clubs.

Compete against other neighborhood clubs this summer!

First Tee is a youth development organization that enables kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with a life skills curriculum, we create active learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that teens can carry to everything they do.

The purpose of this initiative is to empower all of our club teens with the necessary skills to maintain a healthy lifestyle in their future. At our Westside Club location, teens have access to a full functioning kitchen and dedicated staff who are determined to ensure every teen with an interest in cooking leaves our club feeling confident and capable in the kitchen.

Helps young people learn about finances. The purpose of this program is to understand how to properly live within ones means and the financial skills that can lead to lifelong stability, workplace readiness, and career success. Understand Credit vs debit, appreciating vs depreciating assets, investing in stocks vs yourself, wants vs needs and so much more!

Is a club leadership opportunity for teens 13-18 to participate in club engagement. These teens are advocates for their club in the community, at school, and with their staff. If you are passionate about change in your club or want to be apart of civic engagement this is the Initiative for you!

Helps young people 13-18 assess their skills and interest, explore careers, and make sound educational decisions to support their journey into the nation’s Workforce. Through this program teens will have an opportunity to write a resume, develop SMART goals for their future, and master employability skills.

A program designed to help teens navigate through the struggles of graduating high school, and making informed plans for post-secondary education and career success that will best support their goals.

Gaining Workplace Skills and Training

Boys & Girls Clubs Learn & Earn programs help St. Lucie County teens develop the skills they need to succeed in the workforce. Through Club programs, members are introduced to a variety of work environments, guest speakers, worksite tours and hands-on experience, as well as career and financial planning assistance.

Summer Stipends

In the summer, teens have the opportunity to gain up to $50 through club engagement in the following categories: Behavior, Dress Code, Participation, Attendance, and Job Shadowing.

BGC teens dressed for success

Food Truck

Youth 14-18 have the chance to work on our BGC of SLC food truck and apply the employability skills they learn at the club. During food truck events teens will learn customer service, communication, how to run a cash register, take orders, and maintain an organized and sanitary environment. Teens make $11 an hour.

Super Suds

This summer 8 teens will have a chance to run the Super Suds carwash. A teen entrepreneurial initiative geared towards empowering teens with sales skills, a strong work ethic, and many more employability skills. Teens will be in charge of cleaning the Boys and Girls Club fleet, with an opportunity to sell exterior car wash tickets to friends and family as well. Teens make $11 an hour.

Teens Suds car wash

Community Engagement:

“Exploring the Indian River Lagoon” with FAU Harbor Branch: Teens will have a chance to climb aboard FAU’s 125ft long custom floating laboratory for a 3 hour voyage into our lagoon. Teens will have the opportunity to spend the day as Marine Biologist conducting water testing, analyzing weather and its effect on marine life, and visualizing the Sea floor with FAU’s Submarine Drone.

Local business tours to explore Career opportunities within our community. Teens will have an opportunity to tour facilities, network with leaders in our community and pick the brains of their employees to truly grasp the day to day of these careers. Teens may have the opportunity to complete hands on tasks during these tours to truly grasp the role.

This summer teens will also have an opportunity to interact with Local Law enforcement not only to hear about different career opportunities but also to encourage positive relationships between young people and law enforcement.

Teen Summer Experience Program

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