Torch Clubs are chartered small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls. The program is a powerful vehicle through which Club staff can help meet the special needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their development. Torch Club members learn to work together to plan and implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community, education, health and fitness and social recreation.
To instill qualities of tolerance, civic responsibility, community involvement and leadership that promote an appreciation for the American way and democratic process in adolescent members
Younger adolescents need positive group experiences that help them cultivate good character and effective leadership skills so they can become productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Boys & Girls Club members age 11 to 13