Character, Leadership, and Pro-Social Skill Development Helping Youth Make

Positive Life Choices

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SMART Moves (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training)
This is an evidence-based prevention program to provide youth with the tools to resist alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, as well as postpone sexual activity. The program is broken into three stages: “SMART Kids” for ages 6-9, “Start SMART” for ages 10-12, and “Stay SMART” for ages 13-15.

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SMART Girls
The course meets the developmental needs of females. Classes are appropriated to age groups: 8-12 and 13-17. Young women explore societal attitudes and cover topics such as health and fitness, nutrition, dating, education and skills to develop positive relationships with peers and adults.

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Passport to Manhood
The course meets the developmental needs of males, ages 11-18. Young men explore societal attitudes and cover topics such as responsibility, education, health and fitness and skills to develop positive relationships with peers and adults.

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Money Matters
Youth learn financial responsibility, building their basic money management skills. This course is designed to help members, ages 13-18, understand the financial system through fun and interactive learning.

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Torch Club
This is a character and leadership development program for youth, ages 11-13. Torch Club activities instill trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, justice, caring and citizenship within our members. Service learning is achieved through impacting peer led service projects.

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Keystone Club
This is a character and leadership development program for youth, ages 14-18. Keystone Club is an exclusive teen program for leaders in their schools and community. This program seeks to develop leaders through peer directed academic success, career preparation and service learning.

Youth of the Month
Each month an outstanding youth is recognized from each of the four facilities for exceedingly good behavior, service, achievement, helpfulness and the presence of other leadership characteristics. To see the Youth of the Month for each unit, visit the facilities page and click on the desired club.

Youth of the Year
Being selected the Youth of the Year is the highest honor a Club member can achieve.  The Youth of the Year is selected by a panel of judges based upon essays and presentations on contributions to the youth’s family, school, community, and Boys & Girls Club. The Youth of the Year has overcome personal challenges and yet excelled in school and personal achievement.

Social Recreation
The Social Recreation program integrates sportsmanship themes into everyday recreation activities. The game room is a rich environment in which informal guidance and character development occur. Young people learn to compete, win and lose graciously. Goal setting skills are also developed as kids prepare for weekly tournaments. In 2014, 2,138 youth were involved in a total of 26,123 social recreation activities. On average 164 kids were involved in social recreation activities each day.

You can help us build character and leadership skill by sponsoring one or more programs. To Lean more about sponsorship opportunities contact Amanda Cupp



With your donation, you can help the Boys & Girls Club of Benton County develop healthy, successful children with the confidence to make positive life choices.