Character & Leadership

Service & Leadership Programs

Ages 6-8: Helping Hands: Members will work on random acts of kindness every week, with activities ranging from baking cookies for the fire department to writing letters to seniors.

Ages 9-12: Jr. Helpers and Builders/Torch Club: Members learn and practice leadership skills by assisting staff around Club, creating their own service projects, and participating in community efforts like Litter Bit Better.

Teens: Teen Ambassadors and The Corner Store: offer teens a voice in decisions about Club, a chance to complete community service projects, and a place to create new and fun activities for their fellow members.

Programs in Character & Leadership empower youth to support and influence Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.

Thank you to Kiwanis of Rochester for supporting our TERRIFIC Kids! This program presents awards each quarter to Club members who are Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive, and Capable.

Beyond the Bully: A KSMQ Production. Beyond the Bully is an up-close look at how school districts, youth organizations and students themselves are addressing the topic of bullying. It’s more than just identifying what bullying is, it’s helping kids understand what they can do to prevent bullying when they see it happen. Sharing programs that work; empowering bystanders to stand up; and calling out offenders. It’s a team approach.



Be a part of the fun! Join Boys & Girls Club of Rochester today!

Membership is open to ALL youth ages 6-18. Membership provides access to all our Club programs, after school and summer.

Our Club changes lives – come join us and see what great opportunities are ahead for you!

If you have any questions about membership, please contact our Welcome Desk at 507-287-2300.

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