Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington Center of Transformation

Make a difference that changes the world.

What is the Center of Transformation?

The Center of Transformation (CoT) is a first-of-its kind incubator for new ideas and engagement around global issues affecting youth. As the nation’s Boys & Girls Club, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington established CoT as a destination for Boys & Girls Club members across the nation.

The mission of the Center of Transformation is to raise Club youths’ awareness about global issues — principally global climate change — and empower them to use advocacy to create a more just, responsible, equitable and sustainable planet.

CoT is a pathway for social impact designed to elevate the voices of Club youth who will protect the future of their planet through their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), workforce development, advocacy, and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

CoT Pillars

Year 2 of CoT and its ten-week Global Climate Change Curriculum began on January 29, 2024. The curriculum is designed to empower club youth to learn about global climate change and advocacy. Teens ages 14-18 can register here to be part of the program.
Selected Club youth from across the country will  have the opportunity to participate in CoT’s second annual CoT Summit (CoTS) in Washington D.C. from June 16-21, 2024. Stay tuned for more: registration information coming soon!

During CoTS, participants will learn more about STEM, DEI, Advocacy and Workforce Development and get a chance to put their 21st century skills to the test through a series of fun & engaging activities. Those activities include visits to the United States Capitol to meet policy makers and attend live sessions of Congress, field trips to NASA and the Boeing Company to experience real-time data from our satellites in space, flight simulators, and fly their own drones, roundtable discussions with entrepreneurs and environmental justice experts, and networking opportunities with corporate and environmental professionals and fellow Club members from around the United States.

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