Youth of the Year

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.

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 of our nation’s young people. Over the decades, these individuals have exemplified the Boys & Girls Club mission and are proving 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.

Becoming National Youth of the Year is an exciting and inspiring journey. Each year, thousands of Club teens participate in local, state and regional Youth of the Year events. Six teens, including five regional winners and a national military youth winner, advance to Washington, D.C., for the National Youth of the Year Gala & Celebration Dinner, where one outstanding young person is named Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s national teen spokesperson. The National Youth of the Year is a role model, leader and advocate for the nearly 4 million youth served by Boys & Girls Clubs each year, and all of America’s young people.

Please join us in celebrating the selection of the Los Angeles Harbor Youth of the year for 2018.  Our 2018 Youth of the Year event will take place at Quinstar Technology, Inc., 3425 Lomita Blvd in Torrance on December 6, 2017. Our celebration begins at 6PM and continues until 8PM. Complimentary appetizers and refreshments courtesy of Quinstar.

We welcome you to support our most accomplished Club member all the way to the White House!

Admission is free. Space is limited. Please let us know that you would like to attend by contacting Christina Choy at 310-833-1322 ext. 288, email or RSVP electronically by clicking the button below.


Boys & Girls Clubs of Los Angeles Harbor Youth of the Year Finalists