Youth of the Year
Established in 1947, the Youth of the Year is BGCA's premier youth recognition program and the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can receive. Youth of the Year recognizes outstanding contributions to a Club member's family, school, community and Club, as well as overcoming personal challenges and obstacles.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend had four well-deserving teens compete at the local competition, and, after hearing from all of the teens, the judges selected Malachi as the 2017 Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend's Youth of the Year!
Malachi will receive a $2,000 college scholarship from the local competition! In March, he will compete in the State competition in Salem with a chance to win a $5,000 college scholarship! The winner of the State competition will then go on to compete at the Regional competition and eventually on to the National Youth of the Year competition!
Our PROUD Staff Team with the four Youth of the Year candidates
2017 Youth of the Year: