APRIL 1, 2021

Watch the 2021 Youth of the Year Event Now!

It was just announced that the 2021 Youth of the Year will be held VIRTUALLY on APRIL 1, 2021.  We will be reaching out with programming shortly.

We are entertaining participating sponsors at this time to assist in the programing.  Please contact

Who Will Be the Next Youth of the Year?
The 2021 Youth of the Year Online Application is here! All Clubs and Youth Centers can access all requirements for participation – from essays to letters of recommendation to legal forms – in one convenient place. Download your application toolkit within the Application & Program Materials document library for step-by-step instructions.

 About Youth of the Year

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.

The journey to being named National Youth of the Year begins locally and progresses to state, regional and national levels, with an additional military phase for members of BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations.



We are pleased to announce the 2020 Youth of the Year will take place on April 3, 2020 at the wonderful SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER.

We would love for you to participate as a sponsor and be included in the programming.  Don’t miss this chance to be a part of an impactful program and to invest in our emerging leaders! 

Your contribution will play a vital role in the many wonderful success stories of our youth whose lives were changed by participating in our clubs. 

Once again, the Alliance is creating a wonderful program for the Honorees to include speakers, presentations, corporate sponsors, and exciting entertainment.

Sponsorships start as low as $1000.  Contact us for all options.


YOY Application Due Date to BGCA: February 11 (Tuesday)


February 1 (Saturday) – 9:30am – 2:00pm – Two Special Sessions Self Defense/Anti Bullying and Stress-Resiliency Techniques – 12502 Riverside Dr., Studio City, California 91607.

The key to great mental health is to know yourself by being aware of what your needs & limitations are, and knowing that you are always being motivated to behave a certain way so you can be more diligent in your behavior and inspire/manage others to do the same.

February 20 (Thursday) 400pm to 7:00pm Robert Half – Interviews, resume, presenting your best self – 865 S Figueroa St Suite 2600, Los Angeles, CA 90017

February 22 (Saturday) 11:00am to 4:00pm – Hospitality & Entertainment Industry Session @ Dave & Busters then Special Disney adventure at El Capitan Theater (NOT CONFIRMED.  HOLD DATE)

February 29 (Saturday) @ ABC7 – Public Speaking & ABC7 Tour 9:30am to 12:30pm, 500 Circle Seven Drive, Glendale, CA 91201 – Drivers/chaperones must RSVP for security clearance

March 7 (Saturday) – Life Coach 9:30am to 3:30pm – Focus will be on assertiveness, when used properly, is a tool that helps you communicate better and reduces stress.

At its base, assertiveness is a key communication skill, allowing you to clearly express yourself and stand up for what you believe in. Location 790 E. Colorado Blvd, 1st Floor, Pasadena, CA 91101


Times are for the YOY nominees to be present –

March 11 (Wednesday) Judging Round 1 @ Disney Studios 4:00pm to 7:00pm

March 26 (Thursday) Judging Round 2  @ ABC7 Glendale 4:30pm to 7:00pm


April 3 (Friday) @ Skirball Cultural Center 500pm

The Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs “Youth of the Year” signature event is

April 3, 2020, at The Skirball Cultural Center.


We are currently accepting sponsorship opportunities to participate and to be included in the programming.  Don’t miss this chance to be a part of a fabulous program and to help guide our future leaders of tomorrow.

Your contribution can play an important part in the many wonderful success stories of youth whose lives were changed for the better with the help of our clubs.

  • Judging Company representatives’ participation
  • Special Sessions– Presentation of your company with nominees
  • On StageCan include appearance on stage
  • Co-BrandingCobranded commercials/billboards
  • Company ProfiledInclude your logo on our website and our social media platforms and all other promotional materials

If you or your company are interested in participating in this critical and important process as a sponsor, please contact Mary Hewitt to discuss how we can work together!


This is an opportunity to take part in the Youth of the Year process.

JUDGING DATES – March 11, 2020 – Disney Studios

March 26, 2020 – ABC7

If you or your company is interested in participating in this critical and important process as a sponsor, please contact Mary Hewitt to be considered for an appointment.

Contact us now for Sponsorship at


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