Youth of the Year
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego's Youth of the Year (YOY) recognition program celebrates youth who have overcome enormous odds and demonstrated exceptional character and accomplishments. These deserving young people are recognized for service to their Club and community, academic performance and contributions to their family.
Each site selects a youth of the month in several categories throughout the entire year. Between February and March, each site celebrates the program with a dinner to recognize all of the YOY's from the previous year. This is where the site's YOY is announced. Shortly thereafter, the YOY for the entire organization is announced and then is entered in the County's YOY Competition. The YOY program is a nationwide competition, commencing with the naming of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's YOY.
BGCGSD 2014 YOUTH OF THE YEAR
Amanda, a Wm. J. Oakes Branch member, is an excellent example of a young person who strives to adhere to high moral standard. Read Her Story
Learn about all of our Youths of the Year, by clicking on their name in the side column.