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Club NEXT News

The Club NEXT team is curating monthly content that covers brilliant youth, new games, exciting programs, and more! You can also find announcements about upcoming events, contests, and program recaps. 




Women's History: Influential Locals

Women’s History   Women’s History Month was first celebrated in March of 1987. In this blog, there will be a couple of links that will provide some information, along with a few quizzes at the end to test your knowledge.   The following link provides information about why M... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith at Wednesday, Mar 29, 2023

Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox 2023   The Spring Equinox was on Monday March 20, 2023 and signified the start of Spring. This is when the sun crosses from south to north along the equator, this provides roughly the same length of daylight for both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.   The following... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith at Wednesday, Mar 22, 2023

Saint Patrick's Day 🍀

Saint Patrick’s Day   Today’s blog post will highlight information about Saint Patrick. By clicking on the links, they will go into more detail. There are tons of other resources on the internet but these three websites provide information that may be easier to understand.  ... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith

Jobs that Give Back 👏🏻

Jobs That Give Back   This week’s blog post will highlight jobs/companies that give back to the community. These jobs/companies either make donations to organizations or offer directly to their local communities.   The following links are for local businesses in the Nashville area... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith at Wednesday, Mar 01, 2023

Black History Trivia!

Black History Trivia   The theme for the week is Black History Trivia. Below are a few links for facts and links for quizzes. Some of the quizzes are short, while others are long but all contain the correct answer. Try to find interesting facts that you haven’t learned at school and tr... Read More
at Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023

Local Leaders

Famous People from Tennessee       This week’s theme for Boys & Girls Clubs is Local Leaders of Excellence. As informative as creating a list of Political Figures or Activists from Tennessee would be, the more fun route would be Famous People fromTennessee. The... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith at Wednesday, Feb 01, 2023

Secondary Education

Secondary School, also known as trade school or a technical school, can be a great option compared to a traditional 4-year college. Trade schools typically are for a shorter amount of time, usually one to two years but some programs can be as little as six months, for a specific career. There are... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith at Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023

Winter Activities ❄️

Looking for something to do during this winter season? Check out these GREAT family-friendly events!    This event is being held this Friday night, it would be an experience for anyone but especially for any of our children who have a love for more classical music or who are members... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith at Wednesday, Dec 07, 2022


Overstimulation        Overstimulation is when someone becomes overwhelmed by their surroundings. Typically, this happens when someone’s senses can not cope with the overload of information they are receiving. Being overstimulated during the holidays may be due to ... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith at Friday, Dec 02, 2022

National Parks Week

Tennessee State Parks       There are several state parks located around Tennessee. A few will be highlighted in this blog post.    Connected to the following link will be a calendar of mostly free events held at state parks located throughout Tennessee: https://tn... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith at Wednesday, Nov 09, 2022

Tennessee's Part in Helping Wildflie

Tennessee’s Part in Helping Wildlife       There are several locations all over Tennessee that are going to be highlighted in today’s blog post. Tennessee has some locations created for exotic animals and some for large animals.    The Nashville Zoo has... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith

What is AI-Generated Art?

Have you ever had an idea for a drawing or painting, but weren't sure how to start it? Now, there are many AI (Artifical Intelligence) programs that can produce digital pieces of art! There are multiple ways that a program can do this. The first one, called Neural Style Transfer, asks t... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith at Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022

Nashville Area Family Activities

Things to do this weekend October 7-9       There are plenty of events going on in or around Nashville, TN this weekend.  One major event happening this weekend is TSU Homecoming. There will be a parade held on Oct 8 starting at 9am. It starts at 14th and Jefferson St. a... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith at Wednesday, Oct 05, 2022

Healthy Alternative Snacks!

Healthy Alternative Snacks   The followings are some simple swaps for healthier snacking:    Veggie Straws/Chips Trail Mix String Cheese Greek Yogurt Fruit/Veggies  Organic Popcorn or Light Butter Popcorn Organic Chips and Salsa Dark Chocolate Applesauce   The ... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith at Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022

Space & Technology

What’s New in Outer Space and Technology?       There are new discoveries made in Outer Space, technology created to provide more knowledge from other planets, and/or new trips in order to find out what else is surrounding the planet we call home what may seem like dail... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith at Wednesday, Sep 21, 2022

Back to School Prep Checklist

As students head into their first few weeks of school, it can sometimes feel daunting and overwhelming to leave the rhythm and routine of summer vacation. Luckily, there are some easy and actionable steps you can take to make the transition into the new school year as seamless as possible.  ... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith at Tuesday, Aug 09, 2022

Fun Language Apps

Looking for a new hobby or fun way to stretch your brain as the summer comes to an end? Learning a new language is an amazing way to broaden your skill set. Luckily, there are a multitude of useful apps available to make learning a new language fun and accessible. Mondly is an app that offer... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith at Wednesday, Aug 03, 2022

Mental Health and Mindfulness Apps

On Wednesday, we had a fantastic Twitter Spaces call in connection with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where some of our members had the opportunity to discuss mental health with medical professionals. In this call, we learned about several great free resources that help with improving men... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith

YouTube Channel Highlight: HiHo Kids

Happy Around the World Week at BGCMT! There are so many incredible cultures around the world available to appreciate and experience. One channel on YouTube, HiHo Kids, creates amazing content that highlights some of the many cultures around the world. The premise of the HiHo Kids channel is to ha... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith at Wednesday, Jul 20, 2022

Save The Date: BGCMT x VUMC Mental Health Podcast!

Mental health! Podcast! You can chime in! Several Club members will be kicking off the third season of the “Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action” podcast series by taking part in a live Twitter Spaces chat about mental health.    Club members will join Vanderbilt U... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith