For more than 70 years, the Youth of the Year program has honored and celebrated the nation’s most inspiring teens and their incredible journeys. Stories of outstanding leadership, service, academic excellence, and dedication to living a healthy lifestyle have made Youth of the Year America’s premier leadership and recognition program for teens. These amazing young people represent the voice and spirit of hope for America. Inspiring all kids to lead. To succeed. To inspire.
Each year, one exceptional Club member is selected to be the National Youth of the Year, serving as an ambassador for Boys & Girls Club youth as well as a voice for all our nation’s young people. Over the decades, these individuals have exemplified the Boys & Girls Club mission and are proof of the impact Clubs make in transforming and saving kids’ lives. National Youth of the Year winners have achieved success in a variety of industries, including entertainment, politics, business, and sports.
Favorite Programs: Keystone Club, Smart Moves, Smart Girls & Money Matters
Dream Job: Choir Instructor
Favorite Programs: Lyricism 101, Money Matters, Career Launch, & Club Sports Leagues
Dream Job: Marketing & Entrepreneur
Favorite Program: Keystone Club
Dream Job: Kinesiologist
Favorite Programs: Keystone Club, Torch Club, My Future, & President Circle
Dream Job: Paleontologist
Favorite Programs: Keystone Club, Money Matters, Torch Club, & Triple Play
Dream Job: Linguist
Favorite Programs: Leader-In-Training, Keystone Club, Money Matters & UPS Road Code
Dream Job: Army Ranger