MISSION STATEMENT: To instill qualities of tolerance, civic responsibility, community involvement and leadership that promotes an appreciation for the responsibilities of citizenship and the democratic process in adolescent members 11-13 years of age. PURPOSE: Younger adolescents need positive group experiences that help them cultivate good character and effective leadership skills so they can become civically engaged and caring citizens.

Friday, January 6, 2012


Listen up everyone!!!  The Boys & Girls Club of Chicopee has started a Torch Club!!!!  To participate members need to be turning 11 this year and cannot be older than 13.  We hope to help our Club and community be a better place. To date members have suggested we run a can drive, volunteer at soup kitchens, visit nursing homes, raise money for “wigs for kids” and other fundraisers.  Our focus this year will be mostly kids helping kids.  This is in-line with the 2011-2012 National Torch Club project called Linking Hearts & Hands which centers on ways for members to help other children.  Our members have been assisting the younger kids at the Club with their homework and other special activities.  The Torch Club members will be meeting with all the kids in the after school program to discuss voting for a staff of the month.   The members will also be discussing Torch Club officer’s election.  We will be voting for president, vice president, secretary and treasurer of Torch Club.  The nominees will be giving speeches, making posters, debating etc.  The remainder of the members will be campaigning for whom they would like to see elected and will be making voting booths for Election Day.  Our goal is to make our community and our club an even more positive place for kids.   We are excited about all the beneficial things that we are going to do. 

Written by Kiara Gonzalez

1 comment:

  1. Great job Kiara! Looking foward to the wonderful things Torch Club does this year!!! Keep up the good work!
    Ms. Suzie