This small-group leadership development program is targeted at youth ages 11 to 13. Members of the Torch Club elect officers and plan and implement their own activities and community service projects. Each Torch Club receives an official charter from Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Youth of the Month
The Youth of the Month honor is earned by one member each month in recognition of their strong leadership, good character, and commitment to service.
Junior Staff is a program that assists MVBGC members ages 13 to 18 in exploring a career in youth or human services, particularly Boys & Girls Club work. Young people prepare for future roles as human services professionals by participating in career development activities, discovering the importance of community service, building customer service skills, and completing a MVBGC apprenticeship.
Million Members: Million Hours of Service
Studies show that young people who engage in service do better in school, maintain positive relationships with adults and avoid risky behaviors. The Million Members, Million Hours of Service initiative aims to engage 1 million Boys & Girls Club youth in service projects each year, with each donating at least one hour of service.