Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington
Character & Leadership- Be Leaders!

We feel that it is of critical importance for our youth to know that they have a sense of purpose and significance in our community.  Our Club youth are empowered to recognize the need for change and have the ability to impact their environment through positive action in Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington’s Torch Club and Keystone Clubs

Outstanding young people are recognized through our Youth of the Year program which celebrates our teen age members’ service to the Club, community and family, academic performance, spiritual growth, life goals, and overall poise and speaking ability. Younger members are also recognized at local and national levels for their outstanding talents through the Carol Koechel Jr. Youth of the Year Character Award Program

We believe that some of life’s most important lessons are learned through a child’s daily interactions with peers in socially interactive settings.  In order to foster positive moral and character development, all of our sites implement the Virtues Project.