Youth of the Year
2023 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 asks 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.
WHEN: March 7, 2023
WHERE: Des Moines Botanical Garden | 909 Robert D Ray Dr, | Des Moines 50309
Thank you to our Great Futures Society: Co-Chairs Matthew Tursi, Emily Schmidt, Sidney Pezley and members Nathan Paulsen, Dakota Karthan, Josh Lemon, Jenni Boyles, James Theobald, Bryant Engbers, Jacob Simon, Sydney Ross, and Meredith Raduechel.
For questions about event partnership opportunities or tickets to any BGCCI event, please contact our Director of Donor Engagement & Events Madi Bellile at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-242-7925.
2022 Youth of the Year - Sierra Pilate
Our 2022 YOY is Sierra Pilate! After joining Club in middle school, Sierra has grown into a compassionate, outgoing leader. Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa has been a place where Sierra can learn, grow and feel comfortable in her own skin with continued love and support from her peers, mentors and staff.