Character & Leadership Development

Character & Leadership Development


Programs in this core area empower youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships, develop a positive self-image and good character, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.

T3: Training Teens for Tomorrow

T3: Training Teens for Tomorrow is a targeted teen education, prevention and employment program through the Boys & Girls Club. This program prepares teens with a 21st century skill set that supports and aligns academics with future career pathways and industry trends.

Keystone Club

In the Keystone Club our teens gain valuable leadership and service experience. Through activities in academic success, career exploration and community service.

Be Great by 8th

Be Great by 8th equips middle school youth with the emotional intelligence, social skills, academic proficiency and educational momentum to excel at home, in school and beyond.

Torch Club

The Torch Club is a small-group leadership and service program for boys and girls ages 11-13. Through this program we help meet the special character development needs of our tweens during this critical stage of their development. Click here to learn more about our Torch Clubs.

Youth of the Year

This program fosters character, personal growth and leadership qualities. Click here to learn more about our Youth of the Year Program.

Click here to learn more about the National Character & Leadership Development Programs.