Our Core Program Areas

Character &
Leadership Development

The Torch Club is a chartered, small-group character and leadership clubs for boys and girls ages 11 to 13. Torch Club is a “club within the Club,” helping to meet the special character-development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their life.

The Torch Club is a powerful vehicle through which young people develop and strengthen their 21st-century leadership skills, giving them a firm foundation of good character and integrity. Torch Club members elect officers and work together to implement projects in the four focus areas: service to Club and community; education; health and fitness; and social recreation.

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Keystone Clubs provide leadership development opportunities for young people ages 14 to 18. Youth participate in activities in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service. With the guidance of an adult advisor, Keystone Clubs aim to have a positive impact on members, the Club and community.

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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. With a grassroots beginning in 1947, Youth of the Year has evolved into a comprehensive leadership development program.

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Junior Staff assists Club members ages 13 to 18 in exploring a career in youth or human services, particularly Boys & Girls Club work. Young people prepare for future roles as human services professionals by participating in career development activities, discovering the importance of community service, building customer service skills and completing a Club apprenticeship. The program develops Club members’ interpersonal skills, work ethic and sense of community responsibility.

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Education & Career
Development

Power Hour Homework Help
Tutoring
STEM
Chess Club
Sparks Program
Diplomas 2 Degrees
Write Brain
Reading Program

Sports, Fitness &
Recreation

Basketball
Soccer
Wrestling
Game Room
Tournaments
Travel Teams
Swimming

The Arts

Arts & Crafts
Project Music
Fine Arts
Photography
Dance Team
Drill Team

Health &
Life Skills

Healthy Habits
Cooking Program
Fairgate Farm Program

Learn More About Our Clubs

Gary Wendt
Teen Center

Programs for 7th-12th graders

Mary C. Rich
Clubhouse

Programs for 4th-12th graders

Yerwood
Center

Programs for K-3rd graders