Character & Leadership

We encourage and support members to develop the strong character and leadership skills that will empower them to make a difference in their communities. We do this by providing mentorship, opportunities for community service, and by recognizing and celebrating excellence.

Key Programs

Torch Club + Keystone Club

In these Clubs within the Club, members identify issues in their community that are important to them and work in groups to develop and implement solutions. As part of this process, they elect officers, work with budgets, and conduct activities in four areas: Service to Club and Community, Education, Health & Fitness, and Social Recreation.

Member of the Month

Designed for elementary-aged youth, this program recognizes and celebrates members who demonstrate good character and leadership qualities.

Youth of the Year + Junior Youth of the Year

The YOY competitions give members the opportunity to hone essential leadership skills like self-awareness, communication, and self-advocacy. These awards recognize and celebrate our best and brightest — members who exemplify the values we hold dear. Winners advance to competitions at the state, regional, and national level.