By Debbie Gregory.
The annual Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Pacific Military Youth of the Year event will take place on July 29th in San Diego.
The event will celebrate the accomplishments of seven military teens from across the region, and one will be named the Pacific Military Youth of the Year. The winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship, renewable up to four years, and will go on to vie for the National Military Youth of the Year title, and ultimately National Youth of the Year. The Pacific Military Youth of the Year event is sponsored nationally by Disney, Toyota, Taco Bell Foundation and University of Phoenix, along with Diamond sponsor Sony.
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The youth advocacy organization is proud to partner with the U.S. Armed Services to also support military kids and families. Affiliated Youth Centers on installations around the country and abroad serve more than 500,000 youth each year.
The Pacific Military Youth of the Year program is part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s national Youth of the Year program, an inspiring journey that begins at the local Club level. In addition to having the honor of serving as Boys & Girls Clubs’ teen spokesperson, the National Youth of the Year receives an additional $100,000 scholarship, a potential visit with the President of the United States, and the opportunity to serve as a spokesperson for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, representing four million Club kids and teens.
For more information on the Youth of the Year program visit www.youthoftheyear.org.
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