Boys & Girls Clubs of America provides tested and proven nationally recognized programs that address today's most pressing youth issues, teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life.
Character development is at the heart of what we do each and every day. Our Character & Leadership Programs empower youth to support and positively influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image and participate in the democratic process. These programs enable youth to develop leadership skills and become responsible caring citizens by providing opportunities for planning and decision-making. Character and leadership programs celebrate our national heritage, while teaching youth to respect their own and others’ cultural identities, an essential component in Los Angeles’ multi-cultural community. All programs offer age appropriate activities and skills building. Programs within this area include Torch Club, TEENSupreme® Keystone Club and Youth of the Year.