The Boys and Girls Club of Benton County sent 25 teens from the local Keystone Club to Orlando for the National Teen Conference. With 2,000 other teens from around the world they participated in motivational and leadership activities. The teens also had the opportunity to go to Disney World! Many thanks to State Farm Insurance and Sam’s Club Fuel Operations for providing financial support to provide a once in a lifetime experience for many at-risk teens who otherwise wouldn’t get this opportunity.
The Keystone Club was awarded “Gold” status. Keystone has 5 major projects that clubs have to complete to become gold: Academic Success, Career Preparation, Teen Outreach, National Project, and Community Service. The Boys and girls club of Benton County Keystone Club won the Academic success award. The national award goes to the Keystone club that did the most creative and impactful peer lead project to encouraged academic success. The club was also nominated for the Community Service Award.