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! 

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Our PROUD Staff Team with the four Youth of the Year candidates



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2017 Youth of the Year: