Kids are given the opportunity to influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful and respectful relationships with others and develop a positive self-image.

Torch Club

Members, ages 9-13, work with staff to develop a sense of community and leadership by electing officers, planning service projects and Club activities.


Members, ages 14-18, become true leaders in both theie community and Club. Members elect officers, plan service projects, organize social events and attend Keystone Conferences.

Meet 2015 Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo Youth of the Year YOY

Youth of the Year and Rising Stars are Club wide programs which invite members to compete in a positive manner through recognition of their accomplishments at the Club, school, church and community. Locally chosen Youth of the Year winners have an opportunity to then compete regionally, at the state level and nationally.

Youth for Unity

Members in this program learn about different cultures and identify any stereotypes or biases they might have.