Boys & Girls Club Blog

A Year in Review for the Keystone Club

July 30, 2021

What a ride it has been for our Keystone Club this year! Many challenges have impacted the aspects of our usual club programming due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Though our teens in Keystone faced challenges in completing their national project and volunteer work, they persevered and did their absolute best to adapt. We are so proud of them!

Every year Keystone Clubs around the world are given a topic/world issue to address in the form of a project. This year’s project was “There is no PLANet B” which was meant to address the climate crisis. Keystone went to work on their national project by leading a club-wide recycle drive to collect plastic bottles to be properly recycled. They successfully collected over 1,200 plastic bottles from members of the Club! In addition, they created fact sheets and posters to created awareness about climate change and plastic pollution and hung them up in classrooms throughout the Club.

Along with this project, Keystone members completed several volunteering experiences. During the holiday season, they decorated windows at Father Carr’s Place, packed and delivered snack bags to the Day by Day Warming Shelter, collected trash around the community, handed out snacks at the 5K for mental health and suicide awareness, potted flowers for residents at Miravida Living and helped clean shelves at St. Vincent de Paul.

Even though Keystone had many obstacles this year, the teens found ways to volunteer, educate and do good for the community. They recently attended their Keystone National Conference (held virtually this year) where they celebrated their accomplishments with members from around the world. We are very proud of their hard work to improve their communities and their Clubs!

A new project year will begin in September and is open to all high school Boys & Girls Club members who would like to join. If you would like to join Keystone or have questions please contact me, Liz Karlovich, at 920-233-1414 ext. 112 or

I’ll be excited to see what this amazing group can accomplish in the upcoming year!

Liz Karlovich
Teen Center Program Coordinator

Potting flowers for residents’ rooms at Miravida Living.

Cleaning up around the community.

Decorating for the holidays at Father Carr’s