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Youth of the Year

Our premiere leadership development program for teens.

Who will be the next Youth of the Year?

Youth of the Year is our premiere leadership development program for teens. Participants in the program receive support in academics, career readiness, and coaching through life goals. Sessions focus on public speaking, resume building, and social justice. The winner of Youth of the Year will be eligible for Club scholarships.

Sessions & Competition

All participants go through a series of sessions starting in January to prepare them for the competition.


You are invited to join us on June 1, 2023 (time TBD) where we will celebrate our Youth of the Year winner. We would love for you to join us in celebrating all participants and be able to showcase to you how hard they worked. 


Sponsorship & Volunteer opportunities

We are looking for volunteers to help coach our youth through their speech writing, resume building, and more as they prepare for the next Youth of the Year competition? If this is something you are interested in please contact our Director of Community Outreach Chrystal Maxwell at [email protected]

This year we are looking for sponsors to help support our participants with their futures. If you are interested in sponsorship please reach out to Chrystal Maxwell at [email protected]

Summer Programs

Your organization or business can sponsor club events or programming! Give back to your community and help make a difference in the lives of local youth.

Our South Elgin Clubhouse opening is the 5,000th club in Boys and Girls Club history! You can support the clubhouse operational needs.

For as little as $10 a month, you can empower local youth and ensure them a safe space, with adults who care and programs to help them thrive.

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Our Partners

Thank you to all of our businesses and supporters who make our mission possible.

Wise Morrissey LLC
Wing Stop
West Aurora School district
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Village of Streamwood
Vanessa Favia LTD Attorneys at Law
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Tighe, Kress and Orr, CPAs
Sunset Pools and Spas
Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System
Solution Graphics Inc.
SMC Construction Services
Shodeen Family Foundation
Scientel Solutions
Prairie Community Bank
Planet Fitness
O'Malleys Pub and Eatery
New York Life
Bear Family Restaurants
Lauderdale electric
Lamp Incorporated
KWCC inc Construction
Kluber Architects and Engineers
Kizer and Associates
Kellenberger Electric
Hurley and Volk Orthodontics
HD Plumbing and Heating
Hargrave Builders Inc.
Grand Victoria Casino Elgin
Fox Valley Developers
Elgin Community College
Edward Jones
Door Dash
Blackhawk Bank
Aurora Illinois
Aurora Bank and Trust
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355 Dundee Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 608-5017



(847) 608-5017


355 Dundee Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 608-5017


(847) 608-5017


231 Civic Dr
Schaumburg, IL 60193
(847) 608-5017


735 Martin Drive
South Elgin, IL 60177
(224) 380-4856


(847) 608-5017

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