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You can make a difference in the lives of Des Moines youth by becoming a member.

The Great Futures Society is a young philanthropy group that supports Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa and our Youth of the Year program. The Great Futures Society connects young professionals from various industries and neighborhoods in the greater Des Moines metro to support the youth in our community in reaching great futures. Members join to give their time, talents and treasure to mentor Youth of the Year scholarship applicants and prepare them for the annual competition.

Youth of the Year is Boys & Girls Clubs’ premier recognition program, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Club members. Each year, high school aged Club members in Central Iowa, and in Clubs across the country, compete in a robust competition to hone their leadership skills, make valuable connections, and win scholarship awards.



To submit an application for membership, please complete the forms below.


If you have questions about membership or would like to find out more information, please contact the Great Futures Society Chairs: Sidney Pezley (, Emily Schmidt (, Matt Tursi (

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