17th Annual Youth of the Year Luncheon

Presented by Old National Bank

Youth of the Year

Comprised from a group of local community leaders, a panel of judges listen to prepared essays and speeches from Youth of the Month candidates and after collaborating amongst each other, the panel designates one Club member with the highest recognition the Boys & Girls Club can offer- Youth of the Year!

The highest honor a Club member can receive is our Youth of the Year recognition. Club members who participate in various Club activities and programs, assist and support Club staff and other members & have the desire to achieve their goals are candidates for Youth of the Year. This luncheon will highlight Youth of the Month Club members from our OneMain Unit and our Fulton Square Unit and one Club member from each unit will be recognized as our Youth of the Year!

Date: February 24, 2025
Location: OneMain Unit / 700 Bellemeade Avenue
Time: 12 – 1PM

After Club Member is Designated as Youth of the Year

Youth of the Year Club members nationwide move on from a local-level competition to a state-level competition.

  • State-level winners receive a $1,000 scholarship and proceed to a regional-level competition.
  • A total of 5 regional winners are selected from 5 U.S. regions and proceed to a national competition, which takes place in Washington, D.C. As this serves as the highest honor for a Club member, regional Youth of the Year winners are recognized at the White House by the President!
  • Each regional winner receives an engraved plaque from the President and a $10,000 scholarship.
    From the regional finalists, one Club member is chosen to represent all Boys & Girls Clubs across the country as the National Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year! This Club member also receives an additional $50,000 scholarship.

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