Center for a New Generation

Clubhouse Director: Jonathan Moore
The Program Goals for CNG are to:  
1. Develop within students a positive attitude toward learning 
2. Provide students with strong opportunities for academic enrichment and support 
3. Increase student academic achievement and learning enjoyment 
4. Increase parental engagement and satisfaction 
5. Increase positive student behaviors 
6. Guide students through elementary and middle school in preparation for enrollment in a high school 
In 1991, in conjunction with family members, local philanthropists and colleagues at Stanford University, the Center for a New Generation (CNG) was created by Dr. Condoleezza Rice and Susan Ford Dorsey. CNG became a vibrant program at the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula in Menlo Park, CA. It is a unique after-school and summer program that provides academic and arts enrichment to assure that strivers—low-income, aspiring students—have a support system for academic and personal success. CNG encourages children to expand their learning experience by exploring a diversity of subjects from language arts, math and science to visual arts, music, computers and more. CNG builds well-rounded students, fosters a lifelong love of learning and positions youth for success in high school, college and beyond.

In partnership with the Birmingham City Schools, at the Hayes K-8 school, the A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club Center for a New Generation will provide a fun and educational environment for after school enrichment.
Learn more about the Center For A New Generation movement at


Age: 11     Grade: 5th 
Warren has been a CNG member since its start in 2014, and he has truly grown throughout his time in the program. He's always been an exceptional member, displaying good character and citizenship on a daily basis. He is also a true testament to academic success among our members, by completing his homework and striving for the best in the classroom, but also by encouraging younger members to do so as well. Warren is always willing to be of assistance and has become a leader amongst his peers, especially in two of his favorite enrichment classes: Karate and Drumming. Warren is a very well rounded individual, who remains focused but also knows how to have fun and maintain the spirit of integrity. For all of these reasons and more, Warren has been named CNG's Member of the Year!
The following Center for a New Generation Program Standards will be adhered to in the student selection and program implementation process:

• Partnership with local school district
• Students with a C grade point average or better (aspiring to do well in school)
• Students with good behavior/citizenship in their regular classroom and CNG
• Students recommended by their regular classroom teacher or principal
• Motivated students who want to be in CNG and will attend at least 3 days per week
• Students who make the commitment to remain in CNG (or recommended program) through the 5th grade and enroll in another college support program in high school
• Parent commitment and involvement
• Fun, hands-on, activities and projects
• Positive, nurturing classroom environment and teacher/student relationship
• Strong, creative credentialed/professional teachers
• Strong, active college students as teacher assistants and role models
• Activities with a STEM, Language Arts and Fine Arts focus
• Low student/teacher ratio (no more than 12:1)
• Also included in program deliverables are Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Core programs focusing on Health & Life Skills, Character & Leadership and Education & Career.
• No membership enrollment cost to parents for after-school program


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