Programs : Urban Emphasis
Scoutreach is a character education program that delivers traditional Scouting programs to youth in New York City.
Chartered partners host units located in neighborhoods that are economically challenged, underserved, or where there is a lack of volunteer leadership. The Scoutreach after-school program has a proven track record in over 53 public schools located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. The program has a proven track record designed to help to foster self-mastery, and develops new interests and skills through fitness and citizenship training in a fun, interactive environment. Boys learn about accountability and responsibility to themselves, their families and their communities.
Leadership in the Scoutreach program is provided by our trained program specialists, primarily college students who serve in the traditional roles of Cubmaster, Den Leader, etc...
Strategic partnerships such as this enables Scoutreach to help facilitate the Boy Scouts of America’s commitment to ensure that youth have an opportunity to join Scouting, regardless of their circumstances, neighborhood, or ethnic background.
Learning for Life
The Learning for Life programs are designed to support schools and community-based organizations in their efforts to successfully handle the complexities of contemporary society and to enhance their self-confidence, motivation, and self-esteem. The program focuses on character and career education. Learning for Life (LFL) helps youth develop social and life skills, assists in character development, and helps youth formulate positive personal values. It prepares youth to make ethical decisions that will help them achieve their full potential.
Learning for Life makes academic learning fun and relevant to real-life situations in age-appropriate and grade-specific material. As a result, the positive character traits and skills learned by participation in Learning for Life not only make students confident and capable, but also give them an invaluable understanding of how things work in the real world.
For more information about the Learining for Life program, download this PDF document.