This small-group leadership and service program is targeted for youngsters ages 11-13. Each Torch Club is officially chartered by Boys & Girls Clubs of America and teaches members to learn to elect officers and work together to implement their own activities and community service projects.
The Keystone Club is a national service and leadership organization within Boys & Girls Clubs of America. This premier program is for teenagers, ages 14-18, and is designed to create and maintain high standards of character and leadership, citizenship, health and education in order for teenagers to grow into responsible, productive adults. Keystone Club members initiate and organize local and national community outreach programs.
Youth of the Year
As part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Youth of the Year program, BGCCC honors one youth each year as Youth of the Year in recognition of outstanding Club and community service, academic performance and contributions to family and spiritual life. BGCCC Youth of the Year receives a certificate and medallion and enters into the state competitions. State winners receive a plaque and $1,000 scholarship before being entered into regional competition. Five regional winners then receive and additional $10,000 scholarship. Of these five winners, a national Youth of the Year is chosen. This special winner earns an additional $15,000 scholarship totaling $26,000 in scholarships, and is installed by the President of the United States.