Character & Citizenship

We empower responsible, caring young people to participate in the democratic process. Kids and teens develop leadership skills and gain opportunities for planning, decision-making and volunteer service through program activities that include art expression workshops, public speaking training, peer-to-peer council elections and leadership conferences.


We are proud that 90% of Club members say they can stand up for what is right, even if their friends disagree.


68% of Club teen members volunteer in their community at least once per year, while 46% volunteer at least once per month.


92% of Club members report they try to help when they see people in need.

Character & Citizenship Programs

Art Expressions​

Members learn ways to express themselves creatively through
hands-on arts and crafts, paintings, clay sculptures, and utilizing various other art supplies and materials.

Jr. Staff Career Development​

Teens explore careers in education and human services, particularly Boys & Girls Clubs work.

Keystone Club​

Signature teen leadership program. Teens elect officers and implement activities in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service.

Torch Club​

Leadership and service program for middle school members. Torch Club participants elect officers and participate in community service projects.

Ultimate Journey​

Promotes one’s own cultural awareness and provides opportunities to learn more about other cultures.

UPS Road Code

The teen driving simulation program is based on safety training used by actual UPS driver data and focuses on safety, basic instruction and the consequences of distracted driving.

Youth of the Month​

Provides members of all ages the opportunity to showcase their leadership ability and be recognized amongst their peers.

Youth of the Year​

National Boys & Girls Clubs of America initiative that fosters the next generation of leaders through a comprehensive leadership development program. Teens undergo a formal application process including essays and letters of recommendation, Toastmasters public speaking training, community service projects and more. Meet the Club’s 2018 Youth of the Year, Talisha!

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Under the direction of Board of Directors President David Traughber and CEO Kim Richards, three core departments run a lean leadership team behind the scenes.

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Our Approach

Our programs offer compassion with action to help improve lives. We are always tracking, asking for feedback and getting input from Club members and their families to improve.

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