Good Character & Citizenship

Good Character & Citizenship

We teach kids and teens how to be responsible, engaged citizens and innovative, resilient leaders through mentorship, accountability and modeling good behavior.

Torch Club

This program is a nationally chartered small-group leadership and service club for middle school boys and girls ages 11-13.  A Torch Club is a powerful vehicle through which Club staff can help meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their development.  Torch Club members learn to elect officers and work together to implement activities in four areas: 

  • Service to Club and community
  • Education
  • Health and Fitness
  • Social Recreation

Junior Staff

This program helps cultivate tomorrow’s leaders today.  It is available to all Club members ages 10-12.  Participants receive valuable tools such as development of interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic and a sense of community engagement.  

Keystone: Ultimate Teen Program

With the guidance of an adult, this unique and dynamic teen leadership development experience provides opportunities for young people ages 14-18.  Youth participate, both in and out of the Club, in activities in three focus areas:

  • Academic Success
  • Career Preparation
  • Community Service

Since 1947, Youth of the Year has been Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Club members.  

Each year, one exceptional young person from a Boys & Girls Club rises to the role of National Youth of the Year,  The journey begins locally and progresses to state, regional and national levels.


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There are plenty of activities where children get to play directly with kids their own age as well as programs that integrate all grades together. 

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