Boys & Girls Clubs to hold Youth of the Year competition

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis will host their annual Youth of the Year Competition on February 5th at The University Center Theater on the University of Memphis Campus from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Youth of the Year is the highest award available in the Boys & Girls Clubs organization, with the objective of recognizing exceptional Boys & Girls Club members and providing them a voice and path to showcase their character, leadership and personal development.

Youth between the ages of 14 and 18 are eligible to compete representing the club they attend.

The 2020 competition, presented by HigherVisibility, will have six Club members competing for the 2020 title. Candidates must complete an application with supporting materials that are professional and well-assembled for a favorable first impression on the judges.

In addition, they must write three essays that focus on their Club Experience, Vision for America’s Youth, and Personal Brand, which will be judged for content, clarity and overall quality.

The judging panel will include a select number of community members. The candidates will each provide a three-minute speech based upon the content of their three application. After the speech they will conduct a 15-minute personal interview with questions from the judges.

The winner will receive a pre-determined scholarship and represent the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis at various events, including state competition in Nashville.

(To join BGCM as a member of the audience, RSVP to [email protected] For more information, visit https://youtu.be/Z3zFJhOy3xQ.)