Keystone is Boys & Girls Club’s national service and leadership program. Teens elect their own officers and facilitate various service projects throughout the year to benefit the Club and community.
This unique program provides leadership development opportunities for youth to participate in activities, both in and out of the Club, in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service.
Provides tutoring and college prep for Club members. Staff assist members in building their resumes and learning about the process of applying to colleges. This includes both the scholarship and application processes, as well as SAT assistance and readiness. This program also includes various field trips to local colleges and universities.
BGCA is committed to serving teens and young adults with programs geared toward their needs and interests.
For more information about our teen and young adult programs, contact our Teen Director Danny Panduro at Canyon Branch
Torch Club is a program through which young people develop and strengthen their leadership skills, giving them a firm foundation of good character and integrity. Torch Club members elect officers and work together to implement projects in the four focus areas:
service to Club and community; education; health and fitness;
and social recreation.
Program for the youth that allows them to take on leadership roles within the club and the community. These opportunities teach each member important characteristics which help them develop into successful individuals. Members log community service hours that are not only applicable to scholastic needs but also provide an intrinsic reward system to keep them motivated to progress within the program.
Action Packed Adventure Camp
(A.P.A.C) allows members to learn and develop skills in adventurous and thrilling sports & activitiessuch as rock climbing, skimboarding
Members not only develops skills, but also learn underlying key concepts in the different sciences that pertain to the activity or sport.
SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education
and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls in three age groups.
Through dynamic sessions, highly participatory activities, field trips
and mentoring opportunities with adult women, 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.
Date SMART, a supplement to SMART Girls and Passport to Manhood, holds important lessons for Club members ages 13 to 18 and helps teens learn how to achieve mutually supportive relationships
free of violence and abuse. The program also encourages youth to become community advocates for relationships that promote equality and respect while combating the attitudes and behaviors that lead to dating, sexual and domestic violence.