Erika R. Aguilar, 2014 YOY

Good Character & Citizenship

Be an engaged citizen involved in the community, register to vote and model strong character.

Youth of the Year: Is the premier recognition program for Club members, promoting service to the Club; community and family; academic success; strong moral character, life goals; and poise and public speaking ability. Clubs recognize members ages 14-18 as Youth of the Month winners and select a YOY, who then participates in state competitions.

2014 Youth of the Year Erika R. Aguilar

2013 Youth of the Year Spencer Graham

2012 Youth of the Year Jai’Lysa Hoskins tells her story.

2011 Youth of the Year Antonio “Tank” Pruitt tells his story.

Career Launch: Club members ages 13-18 asses their skills and interests, explore careers, make sound education decisions and prepare to join our nation’s workforce.

Torch Club: A small-group leadership and service club for boys and girls ages 11-13. 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. Members learn to elect officers and work together to implement activities in four areas: service to the Club and community; education; health and fitness; and social recreation.

Keystone: Is a unique leadership development experience providing opportunities for young people ages 14-18. 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, the Club aims to have a positive impact on members, the Club and the community.

Money Matters: Promotes financial responsibility and independence among Club members ages 13-18. Members learn how to manage a checking account, create a budget, save and invest, start small businesses and pay for college.