2017 Youth of the Year Scholarship Awards Banquet

Bright Futures

March 1, 2017

Event Chairs:

Rhonda Jones, Debby Leighton, Joella Mach

Youth of the Year

YOY bulbKeeping in mind the educational obstacles faced by many of our youth members, the Youth of the Year Scholarship Program was established in 2005 to encourage academic success and a college-going culture among students. The scholarship program is a year-round youth development program for Boys & Girls Club members ages 10 – 18.
Each fall, the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Houston holds a Youth of the Year Contest in which all youth who meet the requirements can compete in a speech and interview contest judged by local community leaders. The participants are responsible for completing a three-minute speech about how they have been positively affected personally and academically by club leaders and fellow members. After listening to each of the students, the judges choose winners in each age group based on the content, presentation, and overall message of the speech.
Winners and finalists in each of the divisions are awarded college scholarships at the annual Youth of the Year Scholarship Banquet. Last year, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs awarded $125,000 to a total of 20 recipients.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Thanks to sponsors, The Salvation Army has been able to award over a $1 million to over 200 participants for the past ten years. We invite you to help support Bright Futures by becoming a sponsor of our Youth of the Year scholarship program.

Levels of Sponsorship

$5,000     Building Blocks to Success
$3,000     Dreams of Today / Realities of Tomorrow
$2,500     Unleash Your Potential
$1,500      A Step in the Right Direction
$175          Individual Ticket

Summer Camp Assistance

Can’t make it out to the event but still want to support The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs? Please consider making a financial contribution.
$500     Allows 2 youth to attend camp for 10 weeks
$250     Allows 1 youth to attend camp for 10 weeks
$100     Allows 1 youth to attend camp for 4 weeks
$50       Provides for camp field trips
$25       Provides for camp supplies

More Information

To learn more about Youth of the Year and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lisa Garces, Development Director, at (832) 201-8016 or Lisa.Garces@uss.salvationarmy.org.

Motivated by the love of God, the Mission of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Houston is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring Christ-centered citizens.