Character and Leadership

Character & Leadership

These are some of the key programs offered by Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sequoias under the Character and Leadership Development Core Program Area. 

Keystone Clubs: Keystone Clubs are Boys & Girls Clubs' most dynamic teen program. These chartered small-group leadership and service clubs are for boys and girls ages 14-18, with activities focused in six areas: service to Club and community, leadership development, education and career exploration, unity, free enterprise, and social recreation.

Torch Clubs are small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11-13 focusing on character development. Torch Clubs are focused four areas: service to Club and community, education, health and fitness and social recreation.

Youth of the Year (YOY): A recognition and awards program that acknowledges outstanding members in the Clubs. The YOY program helps ySnack CU 2 OLoung people develop their leadership and communication skills through an extensive application and interview process that is held during the annual competition. Junior (10-13 years old) and Senior (14-18 years old) Youths of the Month can compete at a Club and City level. Senior winners can advance to the state, regional, and national competition. Youth of the Year is Boys & Girls Clubs highest honor. 

Youth for Unity: To help educate young people across the country about the importance of tolerance and diversity, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has joined forces with The Allstate Foundation to develop "Youth for Unity," a diversity education program designed to combat prejudice and intolerance. 


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