Programs in this area empower youth to become responsible, caring citizens, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, develop leadership skills, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.
Keystone & Torch Clubs
Torch Clubs is a chartered small-group leadership and service club for members who are 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. Torch Club 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. Implementing information learned from the Club’s Healthy Habits program, our Torch Club recently developed a listing of healthy snack alternatives to incorporate into their monthly Snack Shack concession.
Keystone Club is the Boys & Girls Club’s most dynamic teen program. It affords teens an opportunity to gain valuable leadership and service experience. Keystone members conduct activities in three areas: academic success, career exploration and community service. Our Keystone Club raises funds for their activities by providing concessions at Roseburg Sports Program sporting events. The members then decide what projects and activities they wish to fund. Projects may focus on internal Club needs or support worthy community programs.
Sports Leadership Team Club members who are 4th grade and older and exhibit positive qualities throughout the Clubhouse are encouraged to become an assistant to the gym staff. Gym Helpers are selected based on their honesty, helpfulness, fairness, good sportsmanship, respect for others and their communication skills. They wear special jerseys to identify them as leaders. They learn about gym safety, how to keep the equipment room clean and organized, and the process used for checking out gym equipment.
BGCUV Quick Fact:
The Club guidance program helps kids learn how to make positive choices and eventually serve in a leadership role.