Meet our 2019-2020 youth of the year: Ayden Alvarado
Our teens spend a lot of time having fun, and working hard! From running their very own Keystone club & store, to being involved in sports and volunteering. Each year our teens have multiple award ceremonies and college visits – our local teens are busy learning about leadership, responsibility, and having a sense of community.
- Our teen program is for ages 13-18
- We even have special 'Teen Only' hours in the building from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
- During the summer, we offer our teens a counselor in training (CIT) position at our Camp Tasker
Keystoning is the Boys & Girls Club Movement’s most dynamic teen program. It affords teens an opportunity to gain valuable leadership and service experience. They conduct activities in three areas: academic success, career exploration and community service. The Taco Bell Foundation for Teens sponsors the Keystone Club program as part of a multi-year teen initiative; a strategic partnership between the Foundation and BGCA provides Clubs with the tools and resources to create a positive place for teens as well as for kids. Click here for additional Keystone Club information
Diplomas to Degrees (D2D)
BGCA’s new college readiness program, provides a range of services to guide Club members as they work toward high school graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and career success. Club staff have access to a Facilitator’s Guide with fun high-yield activities and a Teen College Guide, complete with tips on achieving academic success and planning for post-secondary education.