Thursday, April 27, 2017

Boys & Girls Club Hosts Regional Summit

SHELTON - The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley hosted the Boys & Girls Club Northeast Regional Torch Club Summit last weekend at its Raymond P. Lavietes Clubhouse.
The Torch Club is a small-group leadership and service club for boys and girls ages 11-13, and it is chartered by Boys & Girls Clubs of America. 

Members came together in a fun, safe, learning environment that reinforced the Torch Club’s values and traditions in four pillar areas: service to Club and community, education, health and fitness, and social recreation.  

More than 200 teens and advisors from 17 different Boys & Clubs across the Northeast region attended.  The purpose of the summit is to inspire youth across the Northeast to feel confident that they are capable of achieving anything they put their minds to.
The focus is to motivate Torch Club members to express their individuality and become more confident in knowing that they truly make a difference in this world.  

Workshops covered a range of issues, including peer pressure, drug trends, suicide prevention and making the right choices. Fun activities centered around health such as Yoga, Zumba and sport safety.  
The highlight of the summit was a special guest speaker, Shaun Derik, a performing artist who has dedicated his life to helping people, young and old, reconnect with their passion and go after their dreams.  Derik is the founder of Dreamsong, a production company designed to deliver inspiration and relevant content for today’s dreamer. 

The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley has been changing the lives of young people in our area for more than 60 years.  With programs ranging from homework assistance to nutrition to sports, we help all young people to reach their full potential, but especially those from disadvantaged circumstances. 

For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, visit

(This is a press release from the Boys & Girls Club)

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