CHARACTER & LEADERSHIP
Helping youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process is the main thrust of these programs. They also develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to Club and community and celebrating our national heritage. We offer programs such as:
Girls Scouts is a leadership development program that offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success by building girls of courage, confidence, and character.
Jr. Youth of the Year
This is a club program, similar to the national program for teens, designed for Middle school members. The focus remains on club impact, character growth, academics, Community engagement and leadership. It’s also offers an opportunity for members to build confidence and be introduced to public speaking, while also preparing them to participate in the Youth of the Year program once they are in High School.
High school leadership program that looks to improve leadership and character skills as well as a focus on community development.
Sponsored by the Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis, K-Kids learn leadership through service, taking on the responsibility of running a K-Kids club as they plan and participate in community service projects serving their schools and community.
Million Members Million Hours of Service
The Million Members, Million Hours of Service initiative aims to engage 1 million Boys & Girls Club youth in service projects each year, with each donating at least one hour of service.
Torch Clubs are chartered, small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11-13. A Torch Club is a powerful vehicle that helps Club staff meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their life.
Youth of the Year
National B&G Club program that seeks to identify outstanding High School students with a focus on club impact, character growth, academics, community engagement, and leadership.
Sponsored by the Zonta Club of Burbank Area, Z Club provides opportunities for girls to develop leadership skills, explore career alternatives, and improve international understanding through service projects./p>