Founded in 1946, Keystone Clubs are chartered leadership and service Clubs for High School teens ages 14-18. Through engaging character and leadership development opportunities, Keystoning fosters positive peer interactions, encourages good citizenship, and gives our nation’s youth a voice.
The primary thrust of Keystoning is to help teens develop an understanding and appreciation of ethical standards as they cultivate leadership skills. Teens run their own meetings, elect officers, and plan and implement their own activities. Leadership activities may include: team building, teen-run workshops on ethical leadership, public speaking, debate training and more.
Keystoners learn the importance of honesty, integrity, trustworthiness and related ethical traits as they plan and organize an array of fundraising events and member-run businesses. These traits are emphasized as teens create a group structure that recognizes and acknowledges good character and sound business practices. Each year local clubs conduct program activities in six areas of Keystoning, with a major emphasis on a community service project.
Six Areas of Keystoning:
• Service to Club and Community
• Character Development
• Free Enterprise
• Social Recreation
Keystoners plan and implement projects that reflect these six areas including, beach clean ups, volunteering for local organizations’ special events, food drives, assisting in Club fund raisers, leadership training retreats, teen activity nights and dances, multicultural events, recycling projects, coffee cart sales, recreation activities, and more!
Interested in joining Keystone? All you need do is become a Club member, and High School membership is FREE! Click here to register.
Keystoners meet at the Club every Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.