SB Sustained Education

Sustained Education                                                            Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse

The Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse is committed to supporting the educational growth and life skills development through innovative programs and partnerships.  Our Sustained Education programs provide that support for members from middle school until college or work force entry.
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Boys & Girls Grades 7-12

diplomas2Degrees (d2D) is the Boys & Girls Club of America's college readiness, access, and success program providing a range of services to help guide Club members through high school graduation and make plans for post-secondary education and career success.

The program features the following components:

High-yield activities focused on a variety of topics to help teens understand why college is important, including academic preparation, guidance from mentors, searching for colleges, the application process, financial aid, and what to expect in college.

The Teen College Guide offers tips on achieving academic success and planning for post-secondary education. The guide also makes planning for college much easier by helping teens build a college admission portfolio.
To learn more about diplomas 2 Degrees, contact Gina Osegueda at or 203-908-3378.
Career Launch                                                                                                  
Boys & Girls Ages 14-18

This fun and exciting program sponsored by Gap Foundation prepares teens for the working world. Club teens 14-18 years old embark on a journey to explore careers, make sound educational decisions partners with Old Navy on Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield, CT to make this program a success.
Boys & Girls Grades 6-8

Sparks is a collaborative effort with Tauck Inc. providing members who otherwise may not have the opportunity, with travel experiences that will have a lasting impact. Sparks is inspired by the William Butler Yates quote, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire”. 

The program aims to spark members' interest in travel, history and the world as a whole. Program participants take part in weekly classes throughout the school year and summer leading up to a week long group travel experience. Members then present their journey to other Club members, their family and the community.
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