Project Learn

Project Learn provides enhanced learning and reinforces the application of skills learned in the classroom in an after-school environment at Boys & Girls Clubs. The components of the program include homework help and learning opportunities that are woven into daily enrichment and academic activities. Boys & Girls Clubs caring staff is necessary to engage youth in the Project Learn program so that children receive the full spectrum of positive benefits from the program.

Project Learn reinforces and enhances the skills and knowledge young people learn at school during the hours they spend at the Club.  This comprehensive program strategy is based on Dr. Reginald Clark's research showing that students do much better in school when they spend their non-school hours engaged in academically beneficial activities. Through Project Learn, Club staff use all the areas and programs in the Club to create opportunities for these high-yield learning activities, which include leisure reading, writing activities, discussion with knowledgeable adults, helping others, homework help and tutoring and games like Scrabble that develop young people's cognitive skills.

Target Outcomes

Short Term Outcomes

  • Club members will spend more time studying or completing homework assignments
  • Club members will engage in more high-yield learning activities
  • Students’ grades will improve
  • Students will have fewer absences
  • Students will have fewer behavioral problems

Long Term Outcomes

  • Club members will be better disciplined about their school work
  • Club members will be able to use technology
  • Club members will graduate from high school
  • Club members will be life-long learners
  • Parents will stress the value of education to their children
  • Community members will endorse Club goals

Target Population


  • Kindergarten  - 12th Grade
  • Transitional Age Youth (16 - 24)

Service Area


  • Southeast (District 1)
  • Southwest (District 2)
  • Central (District 3)
  • Northeast (District 4)
  • Northwest (District 5)

    Program Implementers

    The following organizations implement this program locally:

    Boys and Girls Clubs of Sonoma-Marin

    Boys and Girls Clubs of Sonoma-Marin

    Boys and Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley

    Program Funders

    Many thanks to the following funders for making this program possible.

    Local Funders

    • City of Santa Rosa
    • Roseland School District
    • Santa Rosa City Schools
    • Windsor Unified School District

    Other Funders

    • State of California Department of Education