diplomas2Degrees promotes the importance of higher education. diplomas2Degrees (d2D), a college readiness program, guides Club members as they work toward high school graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and career success. d2D helps teens develop both short- and long-term goals, while familiarizing them post-secondary education through experiences like college tours. It also assists youth in securing financial aid and fosters supportive relationships with adults who can provide support throughout the college experience.

T3 – Training Teens for Tomorrow

The T3: Training Teens for Tomorrow program is dedicated to educating and motivating youth in Albany to pursue their dreams. Through hands on work experience at the Boys & Girls Club of Albany and weekly trainings the T3 Interns will be given the necessary skills to compete in our economy.

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Money Matters

The financial decisions that young people make today will impact their future. That’s why Boys & Girls Clubs pair youth with supportive Club mentors and volunteers to develop the financial skills that can lead to workplace readiness, lifelong financial stability and overall success.

For more than 15 years, Money Matters: Make it Count has taught teens how to set goals, budget, save and invest. In addition to staff-led financial literacy sessions, young people practice their financial decision-making skills through fun, engaging digital tools and games. Teens who complete Money Matters show improved financial management skills, including saving money and sticking to a budget.