Introducing the 2016 Youth of the Year Candidates

Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro (BGCP) is proud to announce its 2016 Youth of the Year candidates! Youth of the Year is Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program for Club teens, which promotes service to Club, community and family; academic success; strong moral character; life goals; and poise and public speaking ability. 

Each year, all 6 Clubs select an outstanding teen to compete for the honor of BGCP’s overall Youth of the Year. Youth are vetted through a series of interviews with guest judges, written essays, and a 2-minute speech.

All Portland-Metro Youth of the Year candidates receive a $500 college scholarship. The youth selected to represent Portland-Metro Clubs receives a $1000 college scholarship, then goes on to compete for the title of Oregon Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year, with potential to move on to compete regionally and nationally.

The finalist who will represent Boys & Girls Clubs at the state level will be announced at the  Youth of the Year competition and breakfast Wednesday, January 20 at the Blazers Boys & Girls Club. The breakfast is free and open to the public. All attendees must RSVP by January 19.