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