Published On: Thu, Apr 26th, 2012

CYC Torch Club cleans Island

CYC Torch Club members Gary Teesatuskie, Jalen Catt and Karson Wildcatt work together to pick up trash on the Oconaluftee Island on Wednesday, April 25. (Photo courtesy of Manuel Hernandez)

     The Oconaluftee Island is known for family outings such as fishing, swimming, cook outs and other events.  Cherokee Youth Center Torch club members decided to participate in a trash pick-up so that the Island would be clean and environmental friendly to the wild life.  On Wednesday, April 25, Torch Club members completed a successful trash pick-up at Island. 

     What is Torch Club? Torch Clubs are chartered small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11-13 focusing on character development. A Torch Club is a powerful vehicle through which Club staff can help meet the special needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their development. Torch Club members learn to elect officers and work together to plan and implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community, education, health and fitness and social recreation. Torch Club Awards are presented annually to Torch Clubs with outstanding programs and activities in the four areas.

– Healthy Cherokee/Injury Prevention

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