YOUTH OF THE YEAR
For nearly 70 years, the Youth of the Year program has honored and celebrated the nation’s most inspiring teens and their incredible journeys. Stories of outstanding leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to living a healthy lifestyle have made Youth of the Year America’s premier leadership and recognition program for teens. These amazing young people represent the voice and spirit of hope for America. Inspiring all kids to lead. To succeed. To inspire.
Every year the Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs holds its annual Youth of the Year Event. We honor the 20 finalist in Los Angeles County and select two winners to move on to regional finals in hopes of becoming the National Youth of the Year.
To get involved in our production, sponsor, support, or scholarship programs, please email us at YOY@GreatFuturesLA.org
2018 YOUTH OF THE YEAR WINNERS
Thomas Macedo and Tracy Jimenez
The Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs “Youth of the Year” signature event is
March 15, 2018, at The NOVO @LA Live.
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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 higher education. We have 22 outstanding nominees.
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2017 YOUTH OF THE YEAR
BIG APPRECIATION TO OUR WONDERFUL SUPPORTERS
BGCA’s Premier Recognition Program for Club Members
The 2017 Youth of the Year Event was held April 5, 2017 at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood.
The LA County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs “Youth of the Year” signature event on 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
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