of the Year is
a year-round program focused on the development of Boys & Girls Club
members as community leaders and begins at the local level as each Club selects
its Youth of the Month. A finalist from
each of our Clubs competes to become the valley-wide Youth
of the Year.
members who earn the Youth of the Year title embody the values of
leadership service; academic excellence; and healthy lifestyles. They exemplify
the critical impact that Boys
& Girls Clubs have on the lives of young
are evaluated on a number of criteria including academic performance, service
in the community and the Club, public speaking and essay writing.
thousand dollars in scholarships are awarded to the youth who participate in
the valley-wide competition. Each of
these outstanding Club members will serve as spokespersons for the Boys &
Girls Clubs in the coming year. The Youth
of the Year winner
will have the opportunity to compete with other Club members on the state,
regional and national levels, earn scholarships, and possibly meet the
President of the United States.