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Youth of the Year Program

At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township (BGCDT), we proudly celebrate the achievements and leadership of our members through our Youth of the Year (YOY) programs. This prestigious honor is the highest accolade a Club member can achieve, symbolizing outstanding contributions to a member’s family, school, community, and our Club, as well as overcoming personal challenges and obstacles. Our program nurtures young leaders, fostering their growth and development in character, leadership, and personal excellence.

(Our 2024 High School Youth of the Year Winner, Zaccarra, speaking about the impact of clubs in her life)

We host two distinct levels of the YOY program to ensure all our members have the opportunity to be recognized for their incredible achievements: the Junior YOY program for our younger members and the High School/Impact YOY program for our teen members. Each program is tailored to celebrate the unique accomplishments and leadership qualities of our members at different stages in their journey with BGCDT. Through these programs, we aim to highlight the remarkable resilience, talent, and spirit of service among our young people.

(2024 Junior Youth of the Year Winners)

Participating in the YOY program offers our members not just recognition but also invaluable experiences that contribute to their personal and academic growth. Finalists and winners gain access to scholarships, leadership development opportunities, and the chance to serve as ambassadors for BGCDT and their communities. It’s a transformative experience that empowers our youth, encouraging them to achieve their full potential and to serve as examples of courage, determination, and hope.

We invite you to join us in celebrating the outstanding achievements of our Junior and High School/Impact YOY participants. These young leaders are not only the future of our community but also a testament to the impactful programming and support provided by BGCDT. Together, we are creating a brighter future, one young leader at a time.

Member Testimonials

I’ve had the privilege of coaching with BGCDT for the past 14 years, overseeing basketball, football, and soccer programs. Over the years, I’ve grown to love coaching and working with the kids. It’s incredibly fulfilling to witness their growth and passion for the game. Many of the kids I’ve coached have gone on to excel in high school, travel sports, and AAU basketball. They consistently serve as outstanding role models within the club, demonstrating exceptional teamwork, behavior, and all-around contributions. Coaching with BGCDT has truly been a rewarding experience.

Athletics Coach

Keith Gutierrez

As a 10th-grade member with eight years of experience in BGCDT’s athletics programs, I can’t emphasize enough how incredible the sports programs have been. I’ve had the privilege of participating in both soccer and basketball, but my heart belongs to soccer. The experience and opportunities I’ve had with the Boys and Girls Club in soccer have been unforgettable.

Through these sports programs, I’ve learned the true value of leadership, professionalism, and coachability. It’s not just about playing the game; it’s about developing as a person. BGCDT’s sports programs have played a significant role in shaping me into the person I am today.

Member

Imanol S.

The BGCDT sports program has been invaluable for my children, teaching them vital life skills like accountability, dedication, leadership, teamwork, self-esteem, commitment, and self-discipline.

What truly sets BGCDT’s program apart is its affordability and convenience. Since kindergarten and second grade, my children have exclusively participated in BGCDT’s Basketball, Flag Football, and Soccer programs. This accessibility has been a blessing for our family, ensuring all our children can be part of sports, and the proximity of practices and games to our home has made the experience even more enjoyable.

Parent

Laura Orneleas

Youth of the Year Impact Sponsorships

VSports

What is VSports? VSports is a way to be involved in the comfort of your own home. 

What VSports are offered? Soccer, Basketball, Vollyball, and Football

Is there a cost to have my child participate? NO. Its Free and Includes a free ball depending on the sport you choose to sign up for.

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