We believe that your child would be a great candidate for this program and the benefits it can offer are endless. Not only will they gain a sense of pride and accomplishment by being selected, but they will also have the opportunity to make an impact at the local, regional, and national level. Your child will be able to learn valuable leadership skills, build strong relationships with peers, and develop their public speaking and communication skills. Most importantly, they will have the opportunity to be seen as a role model and leader in their community.
Since 1947, Youth of the Year has been Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Club members. Each year, one exceptional young person from a Boys & Girls Club rises to the role of National Youth of the Year. The National Youth of the Year serves as both an exemplary ambassador for Boys & Girls club youth and as a strong voice for all of our nation’s young people.