Character & Leadership Development

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Building future community leaders and pioneers!

Our Character & Leadership Development programs encourage young people to support their Club and community, build and sustain relationships with others, develop good character and positive self-image and respect other cultural identities. These programs include:

Torch Club is a leadership and service club for boys and girls aged 11 to 13. Members learn about the democratic process by electing officers and work together on numerous activities, including service to their Club, community projects, education, health and fitness.

Keystone Club is a leadership and service club for boys and girls aged 14 to 18 and is the Boys & Girls Clubs most dynamic teen program. Members elect officers and engage in a broad spectrum of activities – from character & leadership development to career development to fun and fitness.

Youth of the Year, established in 1947, is Boys & Girls Clubs premier recognition program for Club Members aged 14 to 18, promoting service to Club, community and family, academic success, strong moral character, life goals and poise, as well as public speaking ability.