Keystone

Keystone Club is the Boys & Girls Club’s ultimate teen program

The Keystone Club the ultimate teen program affords teens (ages 14-18) an opportunity to gain valuable leadership and service experience through activities in three areas: academic success, career exploration and community service. With the guidance of an adult advisor, Keystone Clubs aim to have a positive impact on members, the Club and community.

 

Torch Club

Torch Clubs are leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11 to 13.

Torch Club leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11 to 13 provide a powerful vehicle through which Club staff can help meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their life. Torch Club members learn work together to implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community; education; health and fitness; and social recreation.

 

Torch Club

Youth of the Year is BGCA’s premier recognition program for Club members

Youth of the Year is BGCA’s premier recognition program for Club members.

Since 1947, Youth of the Year has been Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Club teens. Club members who earn the youth of the Year title embody the values of leadership service; academic excellence; and healthy lifestyles. They exemplify the critical impact that Boys Girls Clubs have on the lives of young people.

Local Clubs recognize members ages 14 to 18 as Youth of the Month Winners and select a Youth of the Year, who then participates in state competitions. State winners each receive a $5,000 scholarship and advance to regional competitions. Regional winners receive an additional $10,000 college scholarship, renewable for four years up to $40,000. Six youth, including five regional winners and a military winner, advance to the National Youth of the Year competition for a chance at an additional scholarship of $25,000, renewable up to $100,000 for four years. The National Youth of the Year represents all Boys & Girls Club youth.

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JR. Youth of the Year

JR. Youth of the Year is a youth recognition program for Club members ages 10-13

JR. Youth of the Year, a new youth recognition program for Club members ages 10-13, promotes and celebrates service to Club, community and family and stresses excellence in academic performance, good moral character, life goals, and good public speaking skills.

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Junior Staff

Junior Staff gives teens an opportunity to learn more about mentoring and how they can impact the lives of younger youth in the Club.

The Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale offers 1:1 and small group mentoring.

The Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale offers 1:1 and small group mentoring.

This program is made possible with a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Office of Justice Programs). Members are matched with a staff person, intern or volunteer who provides ongoing support and mentoring on a weekly basis. A modified case management approach is taken in order to assess the emotional, behavioral and/or academic needs of the child. Goals are set and reassessed on a monthly basis. This program is referred to as Every Member, Every Year.

 

Service Learning

Service learning provides an opportunity to engage in service projects through several agencies (Good Samaritan Ministries and Senior Adult Services are “adopted” agencies). Projects have resulted in food pantry collections, hat and scarf collections for the homeless and craft and mentoring with seniors.

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