Ignite your leadership potential.

Our mission is to empower the next generation of leaders through immersive and transformative experiences in order to cultivate personal development and meaningful connections.

We’re a group of volunteers from all walks of life, committed to youth leadership development. We founded TORCH as a 501(c)(3) public charity in early 2020 after working together in this space since 1995.

Our Values

Experiential Learning

“Learning is the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience.”

David Kolb (MA, PhD Harvard) –  The Kolb Learning Style Inventory 4.0

Challenge & Support Model

“For optimal student developmental growth…, challenges they experience must be met with supports that can sufficiently tolerate the stress of the challenge itself.”

 

Student Development in College: Theory, Research, and Practice

Social-Emotional Learning

There is “…an 11 percentile-point gain in academic achievement among students who participated in SEL programs compared to students who did not. Students also showed improved classroom behavior, an increased ability to manage stress and depression, and better attitudes about themselves, others, and school.”

Why the ‘Whole Child’ Matters by Educational Testing Service

How students benefit

Why TORCH?

We are offering our intro-level programs at no cost to schools. 

Students need these types of opportunities now more than ever. Here are some ways we’re working with schools today:

Class-time

We partner with teachers to take on scheduled instruction period

Clubs

We can plug into meetings or events

Assembly

We provide all students a unique opportunity

Leadership of youth, by youth.

We provide fun and engaging opportunities for young people to explore their own unique leadership skills.  Our programming is based on leading educational research (experiential learning, challenge/support, social-emotional learning) and hands-on experience. The TORCH staff has worked together for over 25 years, representing a diversity of ages and careers.

We currently offer customizable 75-min. virtual programs to help students practice their Communication, Critical Thinking, and Leadership skills.  Check out our TORCH Leadership Experience page below or contact us for more details!

“A servant-leader focuses primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong…The servant-leader shares power, puts the needs of others first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible.”

– Robert K. Greenleaf (greenleaf.org)