Youth of the Year
The Youth of the Year program fosters young people’s character, personal growth and leadership qualities by promoting service to Club, community and family; academic performance; moral character; life goals; and poise and public speaking ability. Each local Clubhouse recognizes members ages 14-18 who were Youths of the Month. Those chosen from each Clubhouse participate in the countywide Youth of the Year, who then participates in state competition. State winners, who each receive $1,000 scholarships, participate in regional competitions. Five regional winners each receive an engraved plaque and a $10,000 scholarship and compete on the national level. The National Youth of the Year receives an additional $50,000 scholarship.
Torch Clubs are chartered small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11-13. 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. The Torch Club Awards are presented annually to Torch Clubs with outstanding program and activities in the four areas.