Character and Leadership

Character and Leadership

Developing 21st Century Leaders

Character and Leadership Programs

Age 14-18

Keystoning is the Boys & Girls Club Movement’s ultimate teen program for youth ages 14 to 18. This unique program provides leadership development opportunities for youth to participate in activities, both in and out of the Club, in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service. With the guidance of an adult advisor, Keystone Clubs aim to positively impact teens, their Club and local communities.

Age 10-18

Youth of the Year is Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program. It 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. 

All Ages

Studies show that young people who engage in service do better in school, maintain positive relationships with adults and avoid risky behaviors. BGCA's Million Members, Million Hours of Service initiative aims to engage 1 million Boys & Girls Club youth in service projects each year, with each donating at least one hour of service.

Age 11-13

Torch Clubs are chartered, small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11 to 13. A Torch Club is a powerful vehicle that helps Club staff meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their life.

Programs for All Ages

Find a selection of programs we offer by age. Each Club is uniquely catered to its community. Be sure to find your local Club to find all possible programs available.