Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County

Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County



Keystone is a leadership Club for members’ ages 14-18 that promotes character and leadership qualities among Club teens. Club activities are designed to promote awareness and impact in the areas of Academic Success, Career Preparation, Community Service, and Teen Outreach, which are the four focus areas of Keystone Clubs. The cultivation of good character and effective leadership supports the development of productive, responsible and caring citizens. It also fosters lifelong civic engagement, high school graduation and broader employment opportunities for our nation’s teens.

On November 3, 2017 the Nan Knox Boys & Girls Club hosted the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County 2017 Keystone Installation. Teens from our eleven Clubs joined together and pledged to undertake their new responsibilities as officers as they were sworn in just as any honorable judge or even the President of the United States of America would be. This year we had two of our Club Alumni and former BGCBC Youth of Year, Ezekiel Shaw of the Lester H. White Unit and Mychaela Ojeda of the Dr. Harold Reitman Unit host the ceremony along with our motivational Keynote speaker Michael Rodriguez, VP of New Projects & JAE Restaurant Group, LLC and a current BGCBC Corporate Board Member. Michael delivered a very powerful and authentic speech that focused on Accountability, Commitment, and Teamwork which are all aspects that a TEAM possesses.

In addition to our Keynote speaker we were equally excited to have another Club Alumni Mr. Alton Clayton of the Levine/Slaughter Unit. Alton served as the installer for the Keystone Advisors and Keystone members along with Ezekiel Shaw who installed the Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Secretaries with Mychaela Ojeda installing the Treasurers, the Sergeants-At-Arms, and the Historians.

The event was a huge SUCCESS and the Keystoners had a FABULOUS time socializing and dancing after the ceremony was complete.

BGCBC Teen Keystone Installation 2017