BGCA’s Premier Recognition Program for Club Members
The 2017 Youth of the Year Event will be held April 5, 2017 at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood. To get involved and to assist in the production, please click here
The LA County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs “Youth of the Year” signature event is April 5, 2017, at El Capitan Theatre. The requirements to be a “Youth of the Year” is focused on Academic Achievement, Community Service, Character, fitness and sports, providing a well-rounded exceptional candidate for your schools. We will have 23 outstanding nominees.
Since 1947, Youth of the Year has been Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Club teens. Club 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 people.
Local Clubs recognize members ages 14 to 18 as Youth of the Month Winners and select a Youth of the Year, who then participates in state competitions. State winners each receive a $5,000 scholarship and advance to regional competitions. Regional winners receive an additional $10,000 college scholarship, renewable for four years up to $40,000. Six youth, including five regional winners and a military winner, advance to the National Youth of the Year competition for a chance at an additional scholarship of $25,000, renewable up to $100,000 for four years. The National Youth of the Year represents all Boys & Girls Club youth.
2016 YOUTH OF THE YEAR – RECAP
BIG THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS
Pacific Youth Foundation
Bank of America
Ralphs/Food 4 Less
Time Warner Cable
El Capitan Theatre
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
2016 YOUTH OF THE YEAR – March 23, 2016 – El Capitan Theater PHOTOS