Keystone Clubs are chartered small group leadership development clubs for young people ages 14-18. Members elect officers, choose their own activities and plan and implement community service projects.
A national charter entitles a Keystone Club to participate in the national Keystone conference where members from across the country gather in a different city each year to develop leadership skills, exchange ideas, debate and discuss current issues, and make friends. Each year, youth select a national project for local Keystone Clubs to complete. The combined action of hundreds of local Keystone Clubs throughout the nation results in a project of national significance.
Ballard Keystone is presenting "Parent's Night Out" as a service project for the local community. Once a month the Keystone club is keeping the Boys & Girls Club open late for an evening of movies, games, art and cooking projects and time for parents to have an evening away.
If you are interested in more information about our Keystone Club, please contact 206.783.5775.
Summer 2018 - CIT Program
The Counselor in Training (CIT) Program is designed to help youth build leadership skills and gain applicable job experience in a supportive and fun environment. Teens entering 9th through 12th grades can apply.
This program requires a four-week commitment as well as a mandatory training prior to the beginning of summer. If you are interested in applying for the CIT program in Ballard the following forms are available for download.
If you are a parent looking for more information: PARENT LETTER
If you are applying to become a CIT, please complete this application: CIT APPLICATION
Each week CIT's are evaluated to help them in their leadership development, and give them a little more insight into the work they are doing. You can see that evaluation form right here: CIT EVALUATION
2018 CIT APPLICATION TIMELINE:
April 4 at 6:30 pm: CIT Informational Meeting (Ballard Boys & Girls Club Learning Center)
May 4: Applications Due
May 8-18: Interviews (each potential CIT will have these scheduled after they turn in their applications)
May 25: Acceptance letters go out
June 6 or 7 (6:00 pm-8:00 pm): CIT 101 Training (Mandatory)
June 13 or 14 (6:00 pm-8:00 pm): CIT 102 Training (Mandatory)
If you are interested in more information about our Counselor in Training program, please contact Don Lathrop, 206.783.5775.
Job and Internship Opportunities
Our YouthForce internship programs provide the experiences, mentoring and skills you need to reach your goals! Want to learn more about the jobs and internships available now? Check out the listings at teenjobs.org.