SBC Character Development & Leadership

Character & Leadership Development                                       Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse

The Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse offers nationally chartered volunteer and leadership groups for members in grades 7-8 and 9-12.  Through service group programs at the Club, members gain leadership qualities and a sense of community that they can carry and build upon throughout their lives.
Keystone Club                                                                                                                
Boys & Girls Grades 9-12

Keystone Club is the Boys & Girls Club Movement's most dynamic teen program. Keystone Clubs are chartered leadership and service clubs for boys and girls in grades 9-12 designed to develop good character and help members grow to become productive, responsible adults. Keystoners elect officers and implement their own service projects in three core areas: Character and Leadership, Service to the Club and Community, Education & Career Exploration. Keystone Clubs are designed to help teen members become more productive citizens and leaders. Each year, Keystoners develop a National Keystone Project which is the combined action of hundreds of local Keystone Clubs resulting in a service project with national scope. 

To help members further develop their leadership skills and understand the broader scope of service, Keystone Club members annually have the opportunity to attend Regional and National Conferences with teens around the globe. Teens can be nominated to steering committees that help organize these Conferences. To find out more information, please contact Gina Osegueda at
Torch Club                                                                                                                           
Boys & Girls Grades 7-8

Torch Club is a small leadership group and service club for boys and girls in 7th and 8th grade. Torch Club is a powerful vehicle through which club staff can help meet the special character development needs of youngsters and adolescents at a critical stage in their development. Torch Club learns to elect officers and work together to implement activities in four areas: Service to Club and Community, Education, Health and Fitness, and Social Recreation. 
For additional information contact Gina Osegueda at
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