What is Youth of the Year?
The Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year program honors the nation’s most awe-inspiring young people on their path to great futures and encourages all kids to lead, succeed and inspire. This prestigious scholarship competition requires teens to compose essays and a speech detailing their Club experience, personal brand, and plan for the future. Youth then present their work in front of community judges for the chance to win scholarship dollars to fund their future higher education. Younger Club members are able to compete as Junior Youth of the Year contestants to prepare for future participation in the Senior division.
To honor our incredible young people, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa hosts an annual free dinner event and presentation of the scholarship competition. We use this evening to celebrate our youth and crown the official BGCCI Youth of the Year.
Who is the Event For?
BGCCI's Youth of the Year celebration is open to all supporters of our youth! This free dinner event is the perfect way to understand the impact of the Boys & Girls Club mission and become inspired by our incredible young people. Come with friends, make it a date night, or bring the whole family for a fun night in celebration of some incredible kids and their great futures!
How Do Guests Attend BGCCI's 2018 Youth of the Year Celebration?
No tickets are necessary, but to attend Youth of the Year 2018, guests must RSVP to Elaine Collet at email@example.com or 515-262-5695 by January 26th. We look forward to seeing you there!