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Youth of the Year Winner

On February 8, 2023, BGCS had the honor of naming Tyvon our 2023 Youth of the Year!

Youth of the Year is a recognition program that focuses on acknowledging and making Club members aware of their own leadership abilities. Being named Youth of the Year is the highest recognition that a Club member can receive.

Along with this honor, Tyvon has earned $16,000 in scholarships thanks to BGC Partners in Education, and the opportunity to compete for the State Youth of the Year and potentially the National title! We're incredibly proud of Tyvon and all he has accomplished, from his kindness to others to all his volunteerism.

In The News: 'Charismatic, funny, kind' senior named Boys & Girls Clubs' Youth of the Year

Jr. Youth of the Year

Congratulations also to our Junior Youth of the Year Josalynn!

Jr. Youth of the Year seeks to develop junior leaders ages 10-13 within the Club environment. Through this program, Club Youth become motivated to seek opportunities for leadership and to act as change agents.

Thanks to our friends at MD Kinney, Josalynn received a $250 gift card along with the prestigious recognition!

Josalynn is a 13-year-old member of the Henderson Unit. She is a 7th grader at Jarrett Middle School where she is a part of cheer, volleyball, speech and debate, and Jarrett’s select choir. Josalynn enjoys practicing gymnastics, talking to her friends, relaxing, and watching tv before bed. Josalynn is a smart, compassionate and caring Club member.

Additional Award Winners

Our generous partners enable us to support great futures!

In addition to the winners of Youth of the Year and Jr. Youth of the Year, BGCS was able to present three other scholarship awards to deserving teen members! In order from right to left—

Cherokee White received the Whataburger Award with $2,000 worth of scholarships courtesy of Whataburger!

Abraham Rodriguez-Beuerlein has received the Great Futures Award and $8,000 in scholarships, presented by Heart of the Ozarks Sertoma!

Nate Donigan received the Alumni Association Scholarship, worth $2,000, presented by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield Alumni Association!

We wish to offer our congratulations to these great Club members! They represent BGCS and our mission in their actions every day!

Thank you to our Youth of the Year sponsors

We would like to an extend an extra thank-you to all our Youth of the Year sponsors who enable us to support great futures! Thank you to BGC Partners in Education, Heart of the Ozarks Sertoma, MD-Kinney, Empire Printing, Dreamy & Darling Creations, BGC Alumni & Friends, Whataburger, Alpha-Lit Springfield, and Veterans United Foundation!

About Youth of the Year

Established in 1947, Youth of the Year is our premier recognition program for club members, promoting service, academic success, strong moral character, life goals, poise and public speaking ability. The program is used as a year-round tool for fostering young people's character, personal growth and leadership qualities. To learn more, click here:

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