Teens Celebrate Keystone Conference at Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County
Submitted by Lisa Sepetjian
Thirty teen members and 6 professional staff of Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County recently attended the National Keystone Conference in Orlando, Florida. This year’s conference theme was Imagine. Do. Become.; we believe that our teen leaders demonstrate this theme in their everyday lives.
Keystone Club (Teen Leadership) members worked hard throughout the year in different leadership projects to qualify to attend the National Keystone Conference. Special congratulations to teens from our Elizabeth Club for winning the National Teen Outreach Award! Teens had the opportunity to connect with peers and participate in a variety of educational sessions, such as: How to Build Your Team, Your Meeting, Your Way, Networking, ACT prep, Career Preparation, and much more! Over 1,500 teen leaders from Boys & Girls Clubs around the world attended the annual conference administered by Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Teens were recognized for their leadership, academic success, and preparation for the future. Throughout the week, members had a wonderful time getting involved in many off site activities such as top golf, a table tennis tournament, and ALL STARS Sports Festival. Overall, members learned new leadership skills and had a great experience!
“We are so proud of these teens that have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills,” said Russell Triolo, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County. “They continue to work hard for future success”.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County seek to inspire and enable young people, who need them most, to realize their full potential and have provided opportunity for youth since 1955. They are part of a national network of some 4,000 neighborhood-based facilities, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which serves more than 4.6 million young people annually, in all 50 states and on U.S. military bases worldwide. Clubs provide guidance-oriented character development programs on a daily basis for children 6-18 years old, conducted by a full-time professional staff. Key Boys & Girls Club programs emphasize leadership development, education and career exploration, financial literacy, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation, and family outreach.