National Youth Council
The BGCC National Youth Council (NYC) is committed to providing representation for Boys and Girls Club youth, reflecting issues and goals from across the country, and ensuring youth input into national initiatives and activities. NYC members serve as ambassadors and role models for other children and youth throughout the organization, positively influence decision-making on issues related to young people, and plan a national youth forum every two years.
Provincial Youth Councils
BGCC’s Provincial Youth Councils (PYC) provide youth with an opportunity to bring their voice, creativity, lived experience and leadership to their Clubs and their youth peers. PYC youth develop their leadership skills, support and help guide youth program development, and bring youth perspectives to BGC governance and public policy.
Youth of the Year
From September to November, Club youth can apply for Youth of the Year by submitting a written essay and video that showcases their achievements, service, and leadership to their Club, their school, and their community. Six Regional and one National Youth of the Year will receive scholarships, laptops, training, and travel opportunities, and represent Boys and Girls Clubs as youth ambassadors for a 2-year term.
For youth aged 15 – 18