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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.

Youth of the Year
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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. This program aims to engage a million Boys & Girls Clubs members nationwide in donating at least an hour of service each.

Torch Clubs

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.

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Keystone Teen Program

Keystone Teen Program

Keystone Clubs are BGCSLC’s service program for teens 13-18. Keystone members have an opportunity to gain valuable leadership and service experience while conducting activities leading to academic success, career exploration and community service.

Character and Leadership Development

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