Character & Leadership


These programs empower our youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image and good character, participate in the democratic process, and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.
Torch Club 

Torch Club is a Junior Leadership Development club for youth ages 11-13. Torch Club members learn to elect officers and plan and execute their own activities and community service projects. They learn to work together to implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community; education; health and fitness; and social recreation. Each Torch Club receives an official charter from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  
Youth of the Year

Youth of the Year is our signature effort to foster a new generation of leaders, fully prepared to live and lead in a diverse, global and integrated world economy. In the 21st-century world and workplace, leadership skills such as communication, goal-setting and teamwork are essential for everyone - especially young people preparing to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood. 
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