Center of Transformation!
"Changing Our World...Changing Our Future"
Welcome to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington's (BGCGW) Center of Transformation (CoT)! We are investing in local and national, high-yield learning programs (in-person and virtual) that expose teen members to emerging global issues, such as global climate change and fosters youth development of 21st century life and leadership skills. In 2024, our program curriculum will explore global climate change by focusing on transportation and energy industries. We are excited to have 19 clubs and organizations and over 170 teens from across the country joining our CoT program this year.
CoT is a first-of-its-kind incubator for change, innovation, engagement, advocacy, and creative thinking. Currently in its second year, CoT promotes a pathway for social impact, with an emphasis on elevating the voices of black and brown youth from predominantly historically marginalized communities to champion the protection of our planet.
The CoT mission is to raise Club youth’s awareness of climate change and other global issues, empowering youth to use advocacy to create a more just, responsible, equitable, and sustainable planet.
The CoT vision is to create a locally-designed, nationally-implemented program that provide youth with world-class opportunities to become global change agents and solution-focused leaders.
Contact CoT at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The CoT Program Curriculum consists of a 10-week program for teens, ages 14-18 that can be implemented in-person or virtually. The program features interactive weekly sessions and special bonus virtual sessions. In 2024, the program will focus on global climate change in the Transportation and Energy industries. Teen members will have opportunities to demonstrate and enhance their leadership development, decision-making, and critical thinking skills while raising their awareness of real-world challenges and potential solutions.
The 10-week program will focus on interactive and hands-on learning activities in 45-minute sessions one day per week. Teens will gain exposure to STEM, workforce readiness, diversity, equity, & inclusion, and advocacy.
At the conclusion of the 10-week program, teen members will have an opportunity to participate in a CoT final project competition to showcase their increased awareness and knowledge.
Final project winners will be announced and invited to the CoT Summit in Washington, DC for a week of learning, advocacy, networking, a career fair, and world-class experiences unique to our nation’s capital.
Center of Transformation Team
Dr. Minnie Annan
Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives
Center of Transformation initiative oversight, strategic planning and implementation.
Dr. Christie Murray
Director of Youth Engagement & Empowerment
Program curriculum development/execution, CoT Summit and collaborative youth experiences.