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Youth of the Year
For more than 70 years, the Youth of the Year program has honored and celebrated the nation’s most inspiring teens and their incredible journeys. Stories of outstanding leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to living a healthy lifestyle have made Youth of the Year America’s premier leadership and recognition program for teens. These amazing young people represent the voice and spirit of hope for America. Inspiring all kids to lead. To succeed. To inspire.
Each year, one exceptional Club member is selected to be the National Youth of the Year, serving as an ambassador for Boys & Girls Club youth as well as a voice for all of our nation’s young people. Over the decades, these individuals have exemplified the Boys & Girls Club mission and are proof to the impact Clubs make in transforming and saving kids’ lives. National Youth of the Year winners have achieved success in a variety of industries, including entertainment, politics, business and sports.
Opioid and Substance Use Prevention
Opioid and Substance Use Prevention is a resource guide developed in conjunction with leading public health agencies to provide substance-use prevention strategies tailored to Boys & Girls Clubs.
Boys & Girls Clubs are uniquely positioned in their communities to be a key part of the solution, helping to prevent and reduce the negative impact of the opioid and substance use epidemic on youth by:
-Providing high-quality youth development.
-Following and promoting a whole-child health approach.
-Implementing trauma-informed and promising prevention staff practices
-Building stronger community linkages that support substance use prevention