Since 1947, Youth of the Year has been Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Club members. Each year one exceptional Club member is selected to be the National Youth of the Year serving as an exemplary ambassador for Boys & Girls Club youth and as a strong voice for all of our nation’s young people.
The journey for our youth begins on the night of our Great Futures Gala, as one of the eight young people honored, who embody the values of leadership and service, academic excellence, and healthy lifestyles is chosen to represent all of the youth we serve. They will be presented with the "Edward J. Ferris, Sr. Memorial Award" and then go on towards achieving the National honor.
Please join us for this unforgettable evening as we continue to inspire and be inspired by the GREAT Futures of our youth.
Leading up to our Great Futures Gala, a playful competition among respected members of our community is happening! Each have been challenged ability to raise funds for the Boys & Girls Club’s “Piggy Bank”. The top three contestants whose bank is the fullest will be named at theGreat Futures Galaand be asked to kiss our special guest, Nola, the most adorable mini-pig in Western Pennsylvania. Nola has quite a following and is looking forward to joining us for dinner.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania has been in operation for over 130 years as a staple in the community with a mission to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Further, our core belief is to provide: a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals, life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, hope and opportunity. We currently serve over 7,000 youth each year in our eight sites throughout Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. When schools are out, the Club is in. We operate during after school hours and throughout the summer bringing all young people ages 5-18 programs in:
- Sports, Fitness and Recreation
- Education and Career
- The Arts
- Character and Leadership Development
- Heath and Life Skills
We strive every day to ensure that every young person who enters our doors, has the best opportunity of a Great Future. We rely on the generous support of people in the community to help us open our doors for the deserving young people in our local neighborhoods.
For information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania
Contact us at:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania
5432 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201