51st Annual Youth of the Year Celebration
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland cordially invite you to attend:
Youth of the Year Celebration
Thursday, February 16
6:00 –8:00 pm
Clyde Iron Works
2920 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN
OR CONTACT OUR OFFICE FOR RESERVATIONS:
$40 per person or $300 per table of 8
Kindly respond by February 9, 2023
Since 1947, Youth of the Year has been BGCA’s premier recognition program, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Club members.
Each year, one exceptional young person from a Boys & Girls Club is selected to be the 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.
Youth of the Year participants embody the values of leadership, service, academic excellence and healthy lifestyles. They exemplify the critical impact of Boys & Girls Clubs on the lives of young people. Through the Youth of the Year program, young people showcase their talents and achievements, share their hopes and dreams, and work toward a bright and positive future.
Candidates emerge through year-round recognition programs in their local Clubs. They progress through state and regional events, culminating in a weeklong celebration in Washington, D.C., where one is named the National Youth of the Year – the highest honor bestowed upon a Club member.
Youth of the Year is open to Boys & Girls Club members ages 14-18. Due to the commitment of our partners, the scholarship awards to Youth of the Year winners exceeds $1 million. Each state-level Youth of the Year, including military finalists, earns a $5,000 college scholarship. Each regional Youth of the Year, including regional military finalists, receives a $10,000 college scholarship renewable for up to four years, totaling $40,000. The National Youth of the Year receives a $25,000 scholarship that is renewable for up to four years, totaling $100,000.