Youth of the Year Gala

There is no greater gift than one that prepares our young people for great futures.

Youth Gala

What is Youth of the Year?

Preparing youth for the great futures

Youth of the Year is a four-month long leadership development program that celebrates the remarkable lives of Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley members who have distinguished themselves by rising above challenging circumstances. Throughout the program, Youth of the Year candidates will practice public speaking, essay writing, team building, and more. At the Youth of the Year Gala, each finalist will share their story with the entire Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley community, and one youth will be awarded the title of Citywide Youth of the Year.

The judging process includes evaluating the nominees’ academic performance, personal statements, two references, assessing public speaking skills, and one-on-one interviews with candidates. The Citywide Youth of the Year receives a college scholarship and the opportunity to advance to Boys & Girls Clubs’ Northern California Youth of the Year competition.

Event Details

Club Alumni Sponsor
  • ASML
  • Enrst & Young
  • Polly Hillis Scalora
  • Warmenhoven Family Foundation
City of San Jose Sponsors
  • Councilmember David Cohen
  • Councilmember Domingo Candelas
  • Councilmember Omar Torres
  • Councilmember Peter Ortiz
  • Councilmember Arjun Batra
  • Councilmember Ben Doan
  • Councilmember Sergio Jimenez
Great Futures Sponsors
  • Gallagher
  • Casino M8trix
  • Gallagher Family Foundation
  • Bill
  • Waymo
  • Peninsula Building Materials
Supporting Sponsors
  • Joseph George Fine Wines
  • Anglepoint
  • The Ford Store Morgan HIll
Club Experience Sponsors
  • Community Bank of the Bay
  • Cindy & Dan Phillips
  • Fremont Bank
  • Hoge Fenton
  • Hoover Krepelka, LLP
  • Pacific Ridge Builders
  • PwC
  • Republic Services
  • Sheryl & Dave Heacock
  • UA Local Union #393
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation
  • Dome Construction
  • Servicenow
  • Innovative Design
  • Berliner Cohen LLP
  • Swenson
  • Marybeth Gonzales
  • Deloitte

Honor Deserving Teens

Hear from our Youth of the Year Finalists as they share their inspiring stories of how the Club helped them overcome adversity.

Watch the Event Video

Relive all of the night’s festivities with our exclusive night-of highlight video.

 

Experience The Club

See and feel firsthand the energy and excitement that a Club kid has every day after school and during the summer.

Experience The Club
There is no greater gift than one that prepares our young people for great futures.

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Ensuring child safety is fundamental to the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley.

Case for Support

Youth today face more complex problems than ever.
Together, we can inspire kids to dream big.

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All kids deserve the right to be themselves, feel a sense of belonging, and have access to opportunities that support their great futures.

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