Youth of the Year

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The Tennessee Youth of the Year Celebration was held on March 27th – March 29th in Nashville, Tennessee. Clubs from across the state sent local Youth of the Year winners to the state capital for the event.

Diamond Love of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley was named the 2017 Tennessee State Youth of the Year. Read more here.

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Local Sponsors of the Tennessee Youth of the Year Celebration

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Established in 1947, BGCA’s Youth of the Year program recognizes Club members who, with the help of their Club, have met personal challenges head-on and, despite the odds, have given back to their Club and community. Youth of the Year winners have demonstrated service to Club, community and family; academic success; strong moral character; life goals; and poise and public speaking ability.

Local Clubs recognize members ages 14 to 18 as Youth of the Month winners and select a Youth of the Year, who then participates in state competitions. State winners each receive a $1,000 scholarship and participate in regional competitions.

Five regional winners each receive a $10,000 scholarship and compete on the national level. The National Youth of the Year receives up to an additional $50,000 scholarship and is installed by the President of the United States.

Being named Youth of the Year is the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can receive.   As BGCA’s premier youth recognition program, Youth of the Year recognizes outstanding contributions to a member’s family, school, community and Boys & Girls Club, as well as overcoming personal challenges and obstacles. Youth of the Year encourages Club members to reach their full potential by achieving academic success, leading healthy lifestyles and contributing to their communities. Youth of the Year honorees are shining examples and living proof that great futures start at Boys & Girls Clubs.





2017 Tennessee State Youth of the Year

         2017 Tennessee State Youth of the Year  Diamond Love, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley It is with great pleasure that Boys & Girls Clubs of Tennessee announces the 2017 Tennessee State Youth of the Year winner from the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, Diamond Love. Jessica Harrison …

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See What our Youths of the Year are Saying

Boys & Girls Clubs in Tennessee are full of talented Club members across the state who have been named local and state Youths of the Year. Our Club members have dedicated their time and energy to creating projects and volunteering at their local Clubs, assisting the community through service projects and making a difference in …

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Tennessee Titans Are Proud Supporters of Boys & Girls Clubs

The Tennessee Titans are great supporters of Boys & Girls Clubs in Tennessee. For several years, the Titans have continuously aimed to positively influence our Boys & Girls Club youth through the organization’s support of our Tennessee State Youth of the Year celebration. This year the Tennessee Titans generously donated $10,000 to Brandon Levier, our 2016 …

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