CHARACTER & LEADERSHIP
Helping youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process is the main thrust of these programs. They also develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to Club and community and celebrating our national heritage.
Jeff Mattingly Foundation
Youth of The Year
Club members who earn the youth of the Year title embody the values of leadership service; academic excellence; and healthy lifestyles. Open to Club members who are juniors and seniors in High School.
Congratulations are in order for Sarah Beth Prickett, our 2020 Jeff Mattingly Youth of the Year! Sarah Beth has been a long-time friend of our Club. She has been a positive mentor and friend to so many youth who have walked through our doors throughout the years, and we are thrilled to have Sarah Beth represent our Club this year. "I'm so excited to be representing my Club. I’ve been in and out of the doors of the club since 2010, and I became a staff member myself in 2018. I have always loved spending my time at the club with the kids, and I have learned so much from the older staff members. I look forward to sharing my club story and competing at the state level. I will work hard to put my anxiety and tears in my back pocket, so that I can make our club and most importantly our members proud of me. I can't imagine spending my afternoons any other way than at The Boys & Girls Clubs of Saline County making a difference in a kid’s life."
This unique leadership development experience provides opportunities for club teens. Youth participate, both in and out of the Club, in activities in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service. With the guidance of an adult advisor, Keystone Clubs aim to have a positive impact on members, the Club and community.
Club members are paired with peer or adult mentors to positively affect their lives.