College Club

What is College Club?

College Club is a college prep program for 1st through 12th grade students that is built on a foundation of academic monitoring, tutoring, and case management.  Further, College Club creates a space and a platform that validates students and their life experience and focuses on topics like goal setting, college entry, understanding financial aid, career development, and life skills. Education Coordinators work with each student to set academic and personal goals. Education Coordinators also connect College Club members’ families to community resources in the hopes of removing any social and/or economic barriers interfering with students’ education. College Club members are rewarded for their active engagement and progress through prizes, field trips and service-learning projects.

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Allied & Taft Club College Club

College Club at the Allied and Taft Boys and Girls Clubs is an after-school program offered to students in 1st-8th grade. The ultimate goal is to ensure that every member is equipped with the academic and personal tools to successfully graduate from high school and be prepared for college success. Program components include:

  • Tutoring: At least once a week from a certified teacher
  • Case management
  • College campus and fun field trips
  • Guest Speakers
  • Family Events
  • Career Exploration
  • Wrap-around Services
  • Goal setting with incentive rewards

Wright & Cherokee Middle Schools AVID/College Club

AVID/College Club, a partnership between The Boys & Girls Club and MMSD, supports 7th and 8th grade AVID students in the classroom. Staff are located at both Wright and Cherokee Middle School and collaborate with school staff to best serve the AVID/College Club students. Program components include:

  • AVID Elective Class: learn good study habits, note taking, time management and more
  • Tutoring: Tutorials take place during school hours with AVID certified trained tutors
  • Case management
  • Mentoring
  • College campus field trips
  • Guest Speakers
  • Family Events
  • Career Exploration
  • Wrap-around services
  • Summer programming and Saturday programming

Verona High School College Club

Verona College Club was founded as a unique collaboration between the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County and Verona Area High School in April of 2012 to support low-income students and students of color struggling with their academic performance, school attendance, and behavior.  The program is located at Verona High School and is provided with 3 dedicated spaces to conduct their programs. Verona College Club immerses students in tutoring, mentoring, case management, family outreach, and college preparation activities.  Equally important, Verona College Club provides students a safe space with committed professionals to support them as they navigate the challenges of High School.

Program components include:

  • Case management
  • Tutoring: offered every day, all day
  • College Field Trips
  • Family Involvement: Family Info Sessions, Holiday Events, Graduation Celebrations
  • Job Shadowing
  • ACT Test Prep and Exam
  • Mentoring
  • Service Learning
  • FAFSA Application Assistance
  • College Application Assistance


Throughout the past few years our cohort of students has grown and so have their GPA’s. Collectively, College Club is currently serving around 300 students from 1st through 12th grade across Dane County.

Providing students with these services and creating a space and a platform that validates students and their life experiences is crucial to the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County’s strategic goal: Graduating 90% of our members from high school ready for post-secondary opportunities by 2018.