Welcome to our Teen Center!

Our Teen Center is geared for teens ages 13-18 years old. We offer a fun and safe place for our inner- city teens to utilize their afternoons effectively and efficiently. Our program includes Dance, Fitness, Basketball, Gaming, Torch Club, Keystone Club and more! We are so excited to be able to offer our members a place to do their homework, workout in our Planet Fitness gym, or take a dance class in our new studio.

The Teen program runs Monday thru Friday with extended hours and enrichment opportunities. Teens will greatly benefit from the Boys & Girls Club of Lynn by learning the importance of responsibility and understanding on where they fit into for their future. We take great pride in guiding our teens to help mold them into productive responsible and caring citizens of their city.

Character and Leadership

Keystone Clubs provide leadership development opportunities for young people ages 14 to 18. Youth participate in activities in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service. With the guidance of an adult advisor, Keystone Clubs aim to have a positive impact on members, the Club and community.

Torch Club

Torch Club is a “club within the Club,” helping to meet the special character-development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their life.

A Torch Club is a powerful vehicle through which young people develop and strengthen their 21st-century leadership skills, giving them a firm foundation of good character and integrity. Torch Club members elect officers and work together to implement projects in the four focus areas: service to Club and community; education; health and fitness; and social recreation.

Workforce Development

CareerLaunch encourages Club members ages 13 to 18 to assess their skills and interests, explore careers, make sound educational decisions and prepare to join our nation’s work force. Club staff or volunteers help teens build their job-search skills and job readiness by using the CareerLaunch Facilitator Guide and working with teens individually or in small groups. The CareerLaunch page provides Club teens, staff and volunteers with online career exploration, college and job search information and interactive activities. Mentoring, job shadowing, and training opportunities round out the program.

Diplomas2Degrees- Promotes the importance of higher education

diplomas2Degrees (d2D), a college readiness program, guides Club members as they work toward high school graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and career success. d2D helps teens develop both short- and long-term goals, while familiarizing them post-secondary education through experiences like college tours. It also assists youth in securing financial aid and fosters supportive relationships with adults who can provide support throughout the college experience.

Youth of the Year

In the 21st-century world and workplace, leadership skills such as communication, goal-setting and teamwork are essential for everyone – especially young people preparing to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood. With a grassroots beginning in 1947, Youth of the Year has evolved into a comprehensive leadership development program, which includes:

  • Youth of the Month – Leadership Recognition Program
  • Junior Youth of the Year – Leadership Readiness Program, and
  • Youth of the Year – Leadership Development Program

For more information on this program

Contact : janderson@bgcl.org


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