Youth Of The Year
BGCNV YOUTH OF THE YEAR
The Youth of the Year honor is an international program that dates back to the beginnings of the Boys Club. Every year each club - and there are over 4,000 worldwide - selects a young member to be Youth of the Year. These young people compete regionally and then nationally. One Youth of the Year is chosen from clubs around the world and each year that young person, along with the five regional finalists, is received in the Oval Office and honored by the President of the United States of America. The Youth of the Year is the most prestigious award the Boys & Girls Club of America offers.
The Youth of the Year should display academic excellence in homework, tutoring and educational programs at the club. They are encouraged to participate in Torch Club and Keystone Leadership Programs. The Youth of the Year should understand the importance of service projects in the Club and community. They should also help other members understand the importance of good character and encourage them to demonstrate it daily in their interaction with others. Youth of the Year needs to demonstrate good character through their caring, honesty, fairness, sense of responsibility and respect for themselves and others.
Shane Thomas, Oroville Teen Center - Named Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley 2014 Youth of the Year!