Academic Overview

Encouraging Ongoing Success

We know the key to success starts with a solid education. At Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, we show our kids and teens that with a focused approach and hard work, they can reach their goals in school and beyond.
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Kids Face Challenges Every Day

When it comes to education in Georgia, kids and teens face lots of challenges. Georgia has the 5th lowest graduation rate in the United States and 37% of Georgia fourth graders are not proficient in reading. We’re here to help kids who are struggling make gains.

Programs with Impact

We know the key to success starts with a solid education. At Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, we show our kids and teens that with a focused approach and hard work, they can reach their goals in school and beyond. Check out our programs!

College Bound


College Bound is an educational leadership program designed to support high school members through the college preparation and application process. Each participant is assigned a College Bound staff member who serves as their personal case manager the entire four years. Staff helps teens meet the requirements for college admissions, prepare for transition from high school to college, and access scholarships and funding for college.

Book Clubs

Book Clubs is a small group program focused on helping to improve reading proficiency for members in grades 3-5. Using an assigned book that appeals to this age group, the Book Clubs typically meet once a week for an hour taking young people on a journey to explore literature and focus on core common standards in a fun and interactive way.

Summer Brain Gain


Summer Brain Gain is a summer learning loss prevention program developed specifically for Boys & Girls Clubs. The program is comprised of one-week modules with fun, themed activities for elementary school, middle school, and high school students. Each module takes a project-based learning approach: youth engage in a process of learning through discovery, creative expression, group work, and a final project or production. As a result, kids develop higher-order thinking skills through the Summer Brain Gain modules while staying on track for the coming school year.

Diplomas 2 Degrees

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Diplomas 2 Degrees is a college readiness program for middle school members and provides a range of services to guide Club members as they work toward high school graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and career success.

Math Clubs

Math Clubs is a small group program focused on helping elementary and middle school members improve math proficiency. Math Clubs consist of Recipes for Math which targets 4th and 5th graders and Math & Munch for members in grade 3. Each group consists of 8 members who meet once a week for 8 weeks to explore level appropriate math concepts in an engaging way.

Lit Bit

Lit Bit is an 8-week language arts program created for members in grades K-2. Members meet with Club staff once a week for 10-12 weeks to explore age and stage appropriate literary concepts. Lit Bit uses movie-making as a backdrop to make this program fun and engaging.

The Early Edge

A partnership with The Princeton Review, the Early Edge program is an initiative dedicated to foundation building in math and language arts for middle school students. This early intervention approach ensures students have the base skills needed to eventually score high enough to meet college entry requirements.

Learn how you can become a Program Partner today!

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Check your Local Club page for more about the programs we offer at specific locations!

Our members are reaching high with their education!

98% seniors participating in College Bound graduated from high school and were placed in college, technical school, or the military.


Our members are reaching high with their education!


94% of our members believe what they are learning in school now will be important for them later in life.

Our members are preparing for their academic futures!


88% of elementary school members  believe they will go to college. 
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Enroll Your Child


Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta works to save and change the lives of children and teens, especially those who need us most, by providing them with a safe, positive and engaging environment and programs that prepare and inspire them to achieve Great Futures. Ready to sign up? We can’t wait to meet you and your family! Find out next steps and get answers to frequently asked questions!



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Character &



Success Stories

“It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela

At Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, we see success day in and day out! From our kids to our staff to the supporters that make our work possible, we’re surrounded by everyday heroes. Find out how our Club family is helping make their communities and the world a better place.


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Find a Club Near You

Our Clubs are kid-focused, fun, and engaging! We have 20+ Club locations in 10 counties in and around Atlanta. Nearly all of our spaces offer a learning center, game room, technology center, fine arts facility, full court gym, meeting rooms, athletic fields, and a dedicated space for teens. Want to find the Club that is right for your family? Check out our locations!


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