In March, 2020, several thousand Boys & Girls Clubs closed their doors due to the COVID threat. Immediately, Clubs were equipped with high-quality tools and practices to reopen their doors in a virtual format. Substantial challenges had to be overcome to extend the value proposition to match families’ needs, due in particular to the in-person nature of prior Boys & Girls Clubs’ experiences.
Approaches to business modeling, positive youth engagement practices and other resources, including legal and practical resources, have been collected on the Virtual Club Planning Tool.
Development of vision and approach for virtual club experiences
Product and resource implementation with rapid iteration
Field engagement through open office hours/practice hangouts