Presented by Unilever, our Youth of the Year celebration is the culmination of our Club members’ dedication to enhancing themselves, their peers, family, school, community, and the Boys & Girls Club. We invite you to join us and Honorary Chairs, Melody Richard & Silvia Kawas, for an inspiring evening as we celebrate these remarkable young leaders.
Since 1947, Youth of the Year has been the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of club members for their outstanding leadership, academic excellence and dedication to making healthy life choices. The Youth of the Year program helps to shape tomorrow’s leaders by fostering character and leadership development in the young people we serve, starting them on a path to Great Futures.
A finalist from each of our five sites completes a rigorous process of interviews, essays and presentations before a panel of judges. The judges will then determine who will be awarded the Boys & Girls Club of Benton County 2019 Youth of the Year. Only one can be chosen, but all are remarkable examples of the profound impact the volunteers, programs and club staff have on the lives of young people in Benton County.