Youth of the Year
Youth of the Year is a year-round program focused on the development of Boys & Girls Club members as community leaders. The Youth of the Year program begins at the Club level as each Metro Atlanta Club selects their Youth of the Month. A finalist from each of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta competes to become the Metro Atlanta-wide Youth of the Year. Candidates are evaluated on a number of criteria including moral values, demonstrated ability to overcome obstacles, public speaking, poise and essay writing.
The Youth of the Year program culminates with an annual awards dinner in November where the Metro Atlanta Youth of the Year winner is announced and is awarded a $5,000 scholarship. He or she then has the opportunity to compete with other Club members on the state, regional and national level.