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Good Character & Citizenship


Our leadership and volunteer service programs empower youth to become good leaders with a passion for helping others.  Here are a few of our character building programs:

Youth of the Year

The Youth of the Year program is an opportunity for students to develop professional communication skills. First, the high school members participate in an essay competition. We offer an after school program that participants may utilize in learning how to write a speech and for tips in public speaking. They then experience a series of interviews and eventually interview with three involved community members. After achieving the local Youth of the Year title, the winner has the opportunity to compete again at the state level and beyond.

Keystone Club

Our Keystone Clubs are chartered small group leadership development clubs for young people ages 14 to 18. Keystone members elect officers, choose their own activities, and plan and implement community service projects. A national charter entitles a Keystone Club to participate in regional and national Keystone conferences.

Torch Club

Our Torch Clubs are chartered small group leadership development clubs for boys and girls ages 11-13. 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.  

Lead Squad

Lead squad is set up similarly to a student council. The focus of the group is on positive change both in the elementary room and the Club as a whole. Through this program, members learn what it means to be a strong, positive leader.

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