Race to the Club

Written by Elizabeth Share
The Club National Staff
Written by Elizabeth Share
The Club National Staff

By Chandrika B.

Race to the Club is a teen outreach pilot program that is focused on the recruitment, retention, and engagement of teens, ages 14-18. Our Keystone Club goal at the beginning of the 2014-15 charter period was to recruit 10,000 new teens in local Clubs. In order to help reach this goal, Clubs put on a Nationwide Teen Night on the second Friday of each month called #WeOwnFriday. This event focuses on attracting new teens and engaging recruits with activities and programs, as well as providing a continuous platform for teens to connect. Clubs take on the opportunities to capitalize on key moments of the high school experience such as Back to School, Homecoming, SAT/ACT Testing, graduation, social trends, and other relevant moments in order to help organize special events for the teens to partake in.


We are pleased to announce that collectively, Keystone Clubs have collectively recruited over 7,000 new Club teens! This is an exciting time for growth and progress with Race to the Club, and we hope that you will join us in aiding the future of this effort.

Upcoming Projects:

#WOF Logo Competition: April 1-24, 2015
Have your members create a #WeOwnFriday logo! Each Club will be allowed to enter one logo submission to compete for the chance for their logo to be the new face of #WeOwnFriday. Submissions can be sent in to Chandrika Brewton ([email protected]) or Crystal Brown ([email protected]) from April 1- April 24. We will post all submissions on our social media channels and whichever one receives the most likes between April 25 and April 30 will be the winner. The winning logo will be showcased in the May Race to the Club Newsletter.

“It’s All Good in the Neighborhood” Service Project: April 6-24, 2015
Each Club is encouraged to participate in a service project focused on neighborhood improvement. Teens should have free range to engage in any type of service project they choose as long as it fits the category. Share your pictures and stories of what your Keystone Club planned and implemented to Chandrika Brewton ([email protected]) or Crystal Brown ([email protected]) by or before April 28, 2015 to be included in the May newsletter. Projects can also be counted towards Global Youth Service Day and should be registered on the Million Members, Million Hours of Service online community, www.bgca.org/mmmhs.

Topic of Choice Educational Presentation: May 4-15, 2015
Teens should come up with any topic of their choosing and create an educational presentation. This presentation can be in the form of a skit, video, PowerPoint, or however the teens see fit. Submissions will be reviewed and judged based on creativity, content, and presentation. The top 3 submissions will be rewarded. Submit your videos, Power Point presentations, etc. for judging to Chandrika Brewton ([email protected]) or Crystal Brown ([email protected]) by or before May 19, 2015.


We would like to thank all the Clubs for their hard work and positive efforts towards the Race to the Club pilot project, and give a few special shout outs:

Webinar Panelist
Hashira Rodriguez
Boys & Girls Club of Manchester, Union Street Clubhouse

#WeOwnFriday Social Media Photo Challenge
Hanscom Air Force Base Youth Program

Race to the Club Report Raffle
Boys & Girls Club of Weld County, Pawl Unit

Stay connected with the Race to the Club pilot project. Be sure to follow us on our social media channels:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/KeystoneBGCA
Twitter: @KeystoneBGCA
Instagram: @KeystoneBGCA

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