Since the very beginning, Character and Leadership programming has been a primary focus. Through these programs, members are encouraged to take personal responsibility for their actions and are given leadership roles within their Club. They are also introduced to community service – a critical element of this programming.

Character and Leadership programs are available to members of all ages and take a variety of forms from gender-specific programming to interest-based clubs located within each clubhouse.


Torch Club

Torch Clubs are chartered, small-group character and leadership clubs for boys and girls ages 11 to 13. Torch Club is a “club within the Club,” helping to meet the special character-development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their life.



A small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls in three age groups, spanning ages 8 to 18.


Junior Producers Club

As part of an immersive learning course at Ball State University, Mass Media Production students teach students how to make and produce their own music/Beats using professional equipment.


Jr. Staff

Junior Staff is a small-group program that is both practical and user friendly. It assists Club members in exploring a career in youth or human services, particularly Boys & Girls Club work.


Indiana Kids

The Indiana Kids program provides education, youth development and career exploration services.


High School Lunch Club

Members are invited to take a load off during their lunch hour to make new friends, spend time with existing friends, and have fun in a safe, supportive and positive environment.


1710 Dance Program

The Boys & Girls Club’s dance program uses a multi-faceted approach, requiring dance team members to meet minimum volunteer and academic requirements as well.

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