YOUTH OF THE YEAR OVERVIEW
Club youth ages 15-21 are encouraged to apply for Youth of the Year by submitting written responses and a video showcasing their achievements, service, and leadership to their Club, school, and community. From the first round of evaluation, six youth are selected as Youth of the Year and Indigenous Youth of the Year. All six youth will receive media, leadership, and public speaking training. A second and final round of evaluation will take place to determine one final winner to receive special recognition as BGC Canada’s National Youth of the Year.
The National Youth of the Year winner will be revealed at the final celebration event and all seven youth will be awarded their respective prizes, including scholarship funds for postsecondary education. The home Clubs of each Youth of the Year winner will also receive a grant to further support their youth engagement work.
Youth of the Year winners will make a 1.5-year commitment to serve as BGC ambassadors on a local and national level, which includes digital and in-person participation in speaking engagements, media interviews, and networking opportunities.
How to apply
Applications for Youth of the Year will be open from January 26 to March 4, 2024.