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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 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 2017 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.

Additional Information

Location | John Q. Hammons Center

Time | Registration to begin at 6:30 pm, Event 6:45 – 8:30 pm

Co Emcees | Andy Barron, Walmart Stores US & Charles Redfield, Walmart Stores US

Keynote Speaker | Larry Young, President & CEO of Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Ticket Prices | Champion a table of 10 for $1,000 or purchase individual tickets for $100

Register Here!

List of Sponsors | Unilever, Hershey’s, 3W, Acosta, Atkins Nutritional, Campbells, Celebrate Arkansas, CJ Foods, Coca-Cola, Creative Snacks, Crossmark, Crown Partners, Dr. Pepper, General Mills, Intradeco, Jenni & Jim Pustinger, Jerry Carmichael, Johnson & Johnson, Karen & Andy Stuckey, Kimberly Clark, KNWA, KPMG, Lindsey and Associates, Loreal, Louis & Jennifer Martin, Mark Malo, Mead Johnson, Mobil 1, Mondelez, Nancy & Drew Collom, Nick & Susan Flint, Outdoor Cap, Paris Presents, PBS, Pepsi, Pharmavite, Rapid Prototypes, Resource Marketing, The Rogers and The Kunneckes, Ronald & Julie Gunter, Saputo, Scott Duhamel, Signature Bank, Stout Stuff, Sun Products, Team Direct, Team Unilever, Ted & Sandy Fox, That’s How We Roll, Todd & Marjorie Hanus, TPN, Tregg & Beth Brown, Vendor Consulting Group, Walmart Corporate, Walmart Foundation