Character & Leadership


Our vision is to inspire a generation of engaged youth who balance self-concern with concern for others. Our Youth of the Year and Member of the Month programs recognize members for their academic success, strong moral character, and service to the club and community. 

Junior Staff
Members 12 year of age and up apply to participate, interview with staff and are selected based upon their ability to serve as positive role models. Club members gain valuable experience while serving the Club. They work under the direction of staff to help members complete their homework, participate in fitness activities and create art projects. They help manage our free snack and snack bar program and help to maintain and beautify the Club.

Youth of the Year
This year round program fosters young people’s character, personal growth and leadership qualities. Members are selected as Youth of the Month representatives based upon academic success, moral character and service to the community. One youth is selected as the Youth of the Year and participates in regional events and competitions. Additional levels of recognition are possible, culminating in selection of a National Youth of the Year.

Community Service
Studies show that young people who engage in service do better in school, maintain positive relationships with adults and peers and avoid risky behaviors. By engaging members in ongoing service opportunities, we provide them with the tools and support needed to become productive, caring and responsible citizens.

Cyberbullying / Bullying Classes
Members learn the effects that bullying, in-person or online, can have on others and come up with proactive ways to keep from being bullying as well as to help others who are being bullied.

Torch Club
A small group leadership and service club for members ages 11-13. Torch Club members learn to elect officers and work together to implement activities related to Club and community service, health and fitness, and social recreation.

Triple Play Leadership Club
A youth leadership service group for members 10 and up that promotes fitness, community service, healthy eating, and an improved ability to interact positively with peers.

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