The Boys & Girls Clubs of America Youth of the Year Program is an annual initiative to foster young people’s personal growth and leadership qualities, and the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can achieve. Greenwich’s Youth of the Year program was established in 1969 to recognize club members who give back to their club and community. Recipients of the honor have demonstrated service to club, community, and family; academic success; strong moral character; life goals; and poise and public speaking ability.
The Youth of the Year and Junior Youth of the Year honorees are shining examples and living proof that great futures start at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich.
Youth of the Year winners go on to vie for the Connecticut Youth of the Year title and then participate in a regional and national competition. In April, a celebratory event will be held where guests will gather to witness the announcement of the winners.
We encourage our members to apply for this special honor. Applications can be downloaded at https://bgcg.org/what-we-do/youth-of-the-year.html
Youth of the Year (Grades 9-12) — Application due by January 14, 2022 — Ryan Accurso
Jr. Youth of the Year (Grades 6-8) — Application due by January 21, 2022 —Camryn Ferrara