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Youth of the Year

Youth of the Year

Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Premier Recognition Experience


Youth of the Year is our signature effort to foster a new generation of leaders, fully prepared to live and lead in a diverse, global and integrated world economy.

In the 21st-century world and workplace, leadership skills such as communication, goal-setting and teamwork are essential for everyone - especially young people preparing to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood. With a grassroots beginning in 1947, Youth of the Year has evolved into a comprehensive leadership development program, which includes:

  • Youth of the Month – Leadership Recognition Program

  • Junior Youth of the Year – Leadership Readiness Program, and

  • Youth of the Year – Leadership Development Program

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