A FOCUS ON
CHARACTER & LEADERSHIP
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 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.
Teen Basketball Open Gym
Club members enjoy a very high level of instruction in Basketball skills, teamwork, and play.
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.
Man Up (formerly called Passport to Manhood)
Man Up encourages boys age 8 to 18 to develop and mature into young men.
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.
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.
Elementary Basketball League
With a one hour practice and a one hour game each week, our players learn the fundamentals of basketball.
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.