Character & Leadership Development

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

Torch Club is a leadership club which empowers our members to positively influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others and develop self-esteem. 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, and social recreation.


Keystone Club

Keystone Club is a leadership and service club for boys and girls aged 14 to 18. Keystone 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.


Member/Youth of the Month

Member/Youth of the Month (YOM) members of each age category (6-9, 10 –14) are selected based on promoting service to Club, community and family, academic success, strong moral character, life goals and poise, as well as public speaking ability. This will be the foundation level of the Youth of the Year program.