To teach Torch Club members learn to enrich their lives and the lives of others through service, leadership and by demonstrating good character.
Younger adolescents need positive group experiences that help them cultivate good character and effective leadership skills so they can become
engaged and caring citizens.
Boys & Girls Club members ages 11 to 13
Torch Clubs are chartered small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls. The program is a powerful vehicle through which Club staff can help meet the special needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their development.
Torch Club members learn to work together to plan and implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community; education; health and fitness; and social recreation. Through service activities, Torch Club members identify Club and community needs, develop programs and activities and actively participate in their community. These activities also provide experience in the democratic process. Above all, they give young people a chance to contribute something of value to
Examples of Torch Club service activities include: peer mentoring programs adopt-a-grandparent programs food and clothing drives
community clean-ups and beautification projects environmental awareness
Torch Club members also take part in educational activities that focus on personal development. These activities develop socialization, problem-solving, communications, goal-setting and decision-making skills. The objective is to have teens develop a moral compass and value qualities such as honesty, justice, fairness and respect for self and others.