of teen members volunteer in their community at least once per year.

of teen members volunteer in their community at least once per month

Our Strategy

The Good Character & Leadership strategy encourages youth to be engaged by providing character, leadership, and service learning opportunities to Club members. Programs encourage youth to develop planning and decision making skills by supporting and influencing their Club and community.

Good Character & Leadership Programs

Each month, one youth ages 8 to 13 is chosen based on outstanding Club participation, positive behavior and good sportsmanship. At year’s end they get special incentives like attending sports events, meet-and-greets and special field trips.

Keystone Club is one of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities most dynamic teen programs. It affords teens an opportunity to gain valuable leadership and service experience.

Torch Clubs are small-group leadership and service groups for boys and girls ages 11-13. A Torch Club is a powerful vehicle through which Club staff can help meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their development.

Since 1947, Youth of the Year has been a premier recognition program, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Club members. Each year, one exceptional young person from a Boys & Girls Club of the Twin Cities rises to the role of the Youth of the Year. Youth have a chance to compete first at a Club level, then the State, regional, and National Youth of the Year competitions.