Youth of the Year Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available!

Who We Are

The CLUB is a safe space for teens ages 13–18 where you can drop-in after school, hang out with friends, and take control of your future.

Although every Clubhouse is unique, each teen space is designed to be fun, inclusive, and separate from younger members. It’s a place to connect and belong. It’s your home away from home.

Teen Specific Programs

  • CareerLaunch
  • Money Matters
  • Diplomas2Degrees
  • Smart Moves
  • Keystone
  • Youth of the Year

CareerLaunch is a job-readiness and career preparation program that introduces teens to the world of work and provides the resources they need to prepare for employment including career exploration, education and pathway planning, resume writing, and interview practice.

Money Matters promotes financial responsibility among teens by building useful knowledge and skill on various aspects of financial literacy including:

  • Managing Checking Account
  • Budgeting
  • Saving
  • Investing
  •  Entrepreneurship
  • Paying for College

Diplomas2Degrees is a college readiness program that 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.

Smart Moves (Skills Mastery and Resilience Training) program addresses drug and alcohol use and premature sexual activity.

Smart Moves includes a separate program for teen boys and girls. Teen Boys participate in Passport to Manhood, engaging them in discussions and activities that reinforce positive behavior. SMART Girls programming is designed to meet the development needs of girls through small-group prevention/education and self-esteem building. 

Keystone is Boys & Girls Club’s premier teen leadership program for youth ages 14 – 18. This unique program provides leadership development opportunities for teens in three focus areas:


With the guidance of Club staff, Keystone members learn and practice the qualities of being a good leader while making a positive impact on their Club and their community.

Youth of the Year is Boys & Girls Club’s premier youth recognition program for Club members ages 14 – 18. The program promotes and celebrates:


Local Clubs recognize one outstanding member who competes for Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Ohio’s Youth of the Year and the opportunity to win a computer and up to $10,000 in scholarships. The winner of this competition has an opportunity to participate in additional competitions at the state, regional, and national levels with opportunities to win additional scholarships.