Youth of the Year
This program promotes and celebrates service to Club, community and family; academic performance; moral character; life goals; and poise and public speaking ability. The Youth of the Year program is a year-round tool for fostering young people’s character, personal growth and leadership qualities.
Keystoning is our most dynamic teen program. It affords teens an opportunity to gain valuable leadership and service experience. They conduct activities in three areas: academic success, career exploration, and community service.
For boys and girls ages 11-13, Torch Club is a powerful vehicle through which Club staff can help meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents. Members learn to elect officers and work together to implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community, education, health and fitness, and social recreation.
SMART (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) Moves activities, for ages 13-18, hone decision-making and critical-thinking skills, as well as teach how to avoid and/or resist alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and premature sexual activity.
SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls ages 8-12 and 13-17. Club girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care and developing positive relationships with peers and adults.
Passport to Manhood
Passport to Manhood promotes and teaches responsibility in Club boys ages 11-14. Through highly interactive activities which engage young boys in discussions and activities that reinforce positive behavior, each participant receives his own “passport” to underscore the notion that he is on a personal journey of maturation and growth.
BE GREAT: Graduate
This program helps young people who may be at risk of dropping out of school develop the academic, behavioral and social skills needed to be successful in school and beyond, utilizing mentoring, tracking, and communication to help ensure academic success.