Developing Our Community's 21st Century Leaders

Our Character and Leadership programs build leadership with self, others and the community. Inspiring members and giving them the confidence to make meaningful change in their communities.

Programs like "Youth of the Year" promote service to Club, community and family, academic success, strong moral character, life goals as well as public speaking ability.

91% of members who attend Clubs regularly say they can stand up for what is right, even if their friends disagree.

Torch Club

Torch Clubs are chartered, small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11 to 13. A Torch Club is a powerful vehicle that helps Club staff meet the... Continue Reading

Million Members, Million Hours of Service

Studies show that young people who engage in service do better in school, maintain positive relationships with adults and avoid risky behaviors. The Million Members, Million Hours of Service initiative... Continue Reading

Youth of the Year

Youth of the Year is the Boys & Girls Clubs premier recognition program. It is our signature effort to foster a new generation of leaders, fully prepared to live and... Continue Reading

Keystone Clubs

Keystoning is the Boys & Girls Club Movement’s ultimate teen program for young people ages 14 to 18. This unique program provides teens with leadership development opportunities activities, both in... Continue Reading