Annual Youth of the Year Scholarship Banquet to be held February 20, 2019

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Houston is proud to announce that this year’s Youth of the Year Scholarship Awards Banquet will take place Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at 6 p.m., at the River Oaks Country Club, located at 1600 River Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 77019.

Now in its 14th year, the Youth of the Year program has awarded more than $900,000 in college scholarships to youth in the organization’s community programs, which provide essential support and guidance—in educational, fun environments—to children in underserved areas. Last year, 18 youth received a total of $79,000.

The banquet, chaired by Sara Wise, will honor Jane and Jim Wise for their years of service to and philanthropic support of The Salvation Army Houston.

Scholarship Participants

Participants in the Youth of the Year competition are members of the following The Salvation Army Youth Programs:

  • The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Houston: Aldine Westfield Branch, Garden City Branch, Irvington Branch, Northwest Branch, and Pasadena Branch
  • Upward Bound college preparatory program
  • International Corps Community Center

The competition is divided into three divisions: 12 to 13 years old, 14 to 15 years old and 16 to 18 years old. Winners from each category will deliver their inspirational speeches at the banquet.

How You Can Help

The Awards Banquet is a fundraising event open to the public by ticket purchase or sponsorship. Individual tickets are $175 and levels of sponsorship range from $2,000. The proceeds raised through this year’s banquet will be used for college scholarships and The Salvation Army Houston’s summer day camp programs that serve more than 900 youth every year across five locations. For more information about the banquet or to make a reservation complete your reply card here, and contact Stephanie Tunsel, special events manager for Salvation Army Houston, at 832-201-8022 or

About Youth of the Year

The Youth of the Year program is a national Boys & Girls Clubs initiative, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Club members and with one club member being selected as the National Youth of the Year.

About The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs serves over 3,000 children annually with a majority of the Club members coming from disadvantaged circumstances, single parent homes, and some even homeless. Your generosity provides a pathway to “Bright Futures” through strong Christian beliefs and hard work.

To learn more about The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, please call 832-201-8021 or click here: