Character and Leadership Development | Boys and Girls Club of Collier County

Character and Leadership Development

Programs in this Core Program Area empower youth to build and sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop positive self- esteem and actively participate in their Club and community. By nurturing and developing the moral compass and leadership skills of today’s youth, we open the door for opportunities in leadership, volunteerism and community service.

Core Programs Include:

• Keystone Club • Club Tech
• Boy's Council • Junior Women of Initiative
• Service Learning • One-on-One Mentoring
• Social Media Savvy • Youth of the Year
• Crowning Daughters of Success • Character Counts
• Torch Club • Goals for Graduation
• My Club My Life • Community Service
• Goals For Growth • Auto B Good

Keystone Club

This unique leadership development experience provides opportunities for young people ages 14 to 18. Youth participate, both in and out of the Club, in activities in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service. With the guidance of an adult advisor, Keystone Clubs aim to have a positive impact on members, the Club and community.

Torch Club

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 life.

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.

The National Torch Club Awards are presented annually to Torch Clubs with outstanding programs and activities in each area. Each year, Torch Club members from across the country take part in a service learning experience through the National Torch Club Project. Cash awards ranging from $500 to $2,500 are presented to the top entries.