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February Youth Programs


Torch, Keystone and Teen Council Weekly Meetings
Every Wed · 1 p.m.
Free to members · Ages 9-18
Torch Club, Keystone and Teen Council are a leadership and service club, designed to help youth ages 9–18 reach their potential and realize the impact and importance they can have on their local community. Each week the clubs will focus on Leadership and Community. We are continuing to work on our animal blankets and toys for our local shelters.

Project Learn: Power Hour
Daily · 3:30-5 p.m.
Ages 9-18
Making Minutes Count for academic success helps Club members ages 9-18 achieve academic success by providing homework help, tutoring, and high yield learning activities and encouraging members to become self-directed learners.

Wear RED Day for National Heart Disease
Fri · 3 Feb · 4 p.m.
Free · Ages 9-18
It’s National Awareness Heart Disease Day. We are asking you all to wear red today to help everyone keep their hearts healthy. We will have some backwards cardio fun as we get our hearts pumping.

National Backwards Day: HYA-Backwards Relays
Wed-Fri · 1-3 Feb · 4 p.m.
Members: Free · Non-members: $2.50 · Ages 9-18
How many things can you do backwards? This week will be full of backwards challenges and is sure to be crazy fun while getting your heart pumping.

STEAM-4H Inspire with Art: National Puzzle Day
Wed-Fri · 1-3 Feb · 3:30 p.m.
Members: Free · Non-members: $2.50 · Ages 9-18
This week you can finish up your: “What art inspires you?” puzzle.

STEM: Multi Sports
Every Wed · 4:45 p.m.
Ages 9-18
Join for some fun sports with a STEM twist. We will be doing volleyball, soccer, football with heart rates and calories burned.

STEM Thinking: What would you invent?
Mon-Fri · 6-10 Feb · 4:15 p.m.
Ages 9-18
In this activity your possibilities are endless. You’re the Architect & Engineer, you’ll design your invention through drawings and notes. You’ll need to make a supply list also to make your prototype. Your invention can be a remake of an existing item or your very own invention. You can work with friend or by yourself.

BGCA Fine Arts: Silhouette Painting
Mon-Fri · 6-10 Feb · 4:30 p.m.
Ages 9-18
Have you ever made a silhouette painting? Your silhouette can be a outline, shadow drawing of an object, in one solid color. The background of your silhouette can be whatever you want. You can make your silhouette out of paper or vinyl.

BGCA & 4H Image Makers Photography: Landscapes
Tue · 7 Feb · 4 p.m.
Ages 9-18
In this photography lesson you will take landscape photos. You can take your photos in color or black & white. If you have a cell phone you can take photos around your neighbor and bring them in to share. We need photos for the National Photography Competition too.

Smart Girls & Passport to Manhood: HYA Breath, Stay Calm
Wed · 8 Feb · 1 p.m.
Ages 9-18
Ever feel stressed? We all do at times. In this activity you will learn how to reduce stress by breathing techniques and calming yourself.

4H Baking: Homemade Pizza
Wed · 8 Feb · 1:30 p.m.
Ages 9-18
Do you love pizza? Today is the day to make your own pizza your style. After all the pizzas are done, you will get to eat yours.

HYA Scavenger Hunt
Thu · 9 Feb · 4:15 p.m.
Ages 9-18
Who doesn’t love a good scavenger hunt? This may not be your typical hunt, but its sure to be a lot of fun!

STEM: Thomas Edison Week/Inventions
Mon-Fri · 13-17 Feb · 2 p.m.
Ages 9-18
Last week you designed your invention or invention makeover. This week you will build your prototype.

BGCA Fine Arts: Water & Wax Crayon Painting
Mon-Fri · 13-17 Feb · 2:30 p.m.
Ages 9-18
It’s a fact that oil or wax and water don't mix can be used when painting to mask out areas to retain the white of the paper or the color beneath, as well as to create interesting textures. Quite simply, you draw with the white crayon on your paper, then wash over it with water-based paint. Where the crayon is, the water in the paint is repelled and so the paint either runs off it or collects in little drops on it.

HYA: Heart Shaped Lego Marble Maze
Tue · 14 Feb · 4 p.m.
Ages 9-18
Make this fun heart Lego maze game for Friendship Day building challenges. Explore symmetry and math while designing your Lego marble maze.

4H Baking Activity: Cake Pops
Wed · 15 Feb · 1:30 p.m.
Ages 9-18
Who doesn’t love those irresistible cake pops? We will have a blast making tasty treats for you and your family. We will discuss the market value of cake pops related to business and sales.

BGCA & 4H Image Makers: A Bugs View
Mon-Thu · 20-23 Feb · 4 p.m.
Ages 9-18
Have you ever thought about what the world looks like to a bug? In this activity you take your pictures from a Bug’s view. A marble may seem small to you but, it is giant to a bug.

4H Clay Sculptures
Mon-Thu · 20-23 Feb · 4:30 p.m.
Ages 9-18
The three-dimensional sculpture you design and make will inhabit the space to be shared by the viewer. Sculptures are also tactile so, be sure to add patterns one could touch and feel its various textures.

Smart Girls & Passport to Manhood: Spread the Word for Justice
Wed · 22 Feb · 1:15 p.m.
Ages 9-18
This high yield activity will help youth consider examples of unfairness and injustice. Youth will gain strategies tools for responding to these difficult situations.

STEM: STRAWBEE’S
Wed · 22 Feb · 1:30 p.m.
Ages 9-18
What is Strawbees? It is a kit based on simple units called Strawbees, that lets you connect straws to each other and build little to huge mechanical objects from just straws and cardboard. As the weeks go by, we will continue to expand the Strawbees while gaining the skills to step it up and make your creation into a robot.

BGCA & 4H Fine Arts: Modge Podge Wood Transfers
Mon-Fri · 27 Feb -3 Mar · 4:30 p.m.
Ages 9-18
Have you ever transferred your drawing or photo to wood using Modge Podge. First, you’ll have to print your design or photo on paper. Then spread a little Modge Podge on the wood and let place your transfer piece upside down on the glue. Let it dry and remove the paper. This is super cool you won’t want to miss it.

STEM: STRAWBEE’S
Mon-Fri · 27 Feb- 3 Mar · 2 p.m.
Ages 9-18
Last week you were introduced to Strawbees. This week we will add more of challenge using Strawbees system. As the weeks go by, we will continue to expand the Strawbees while gaining the skills to step it up and make your creation into a robot.

Academic Success & Power Hour: Math Cootie Catchers
Mon · 27 Feb · 4 p.m.
Ages 9-18
Let’s have some fun with math and make Math Cootie Catchers. This fun way to practice adding, subtracting, number sense, doubling, number recognition, and more.

4H Healthy Living: Yoga
Mon-Fri · 27 Feb- 3 Mar · 4:30 p.m.
Ages 9-18
Did you know practicing yoga can help improve flexibility, strengthen muscles and improve balance while keeping you healthy? Yoga also helps with relaxation and reduces stress too.


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