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Local youth group honors veterans at senior center

By Janet Rivera | Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Youth Center | Nov. 22, 2017


A group of members of the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Youth Center’s Torch Club went to the Parklane West Senior Center outside JBSA-Fort Sam Houston’s Wurzbach Gate Nov. 11 and put together a veteran’s day ceremony to honor them and thank them for their service.


Torch Clubs are chartered small-group leadership and service clubs. The program is a vehicle through which club or youth center staff can help meet the special needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their development. Torch Club members learn to work together to plan and implement activities in four areas: education, health and fitness, service to club and community and social recreation.


Through service activities, Torch Club members identify club and community needs and give back to their communities. These activities provide opportunities for youth to practice communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking.


Each year they have to implement a special service to the community and this year the 2017-18 Torch Club National Project is “Seeds of Kindness,” which focuses on everyday acts of kindness that are created and implemented by Torch Club members throughout their clubs, youth centers and communities.