The Youth of the Year Program is a four-month long leadership development program that celebrates the remarkable lives of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco members who have distinguished themselves by rising above challenging circumstances.

Finalists are chosen from their Club site and Camp Mendocino based on moral character, community involvement, academic achievements, and obstacles that they have overcome.

The Timeline

From October to January, the Youth of the Year are involved in an intense leadership development program that involves public speaking, one-on-one mentorship, essay writing, and team building. And with the help of our caring staff and volunteers, these youth grow and flourish into confident leaders with inspirational visions and goals for their futures.

At the Charles Schwab Youth of the Year Luncheon in February 2017, each youth will tell his or her story to more than 800 BGCSF friends and supporters at The Marriott Marquis.

The Citywide Youth of the Year moves on to represent BGCSF in the Northern California Regional competition against other well-accomplished youth in the region. The judging criterion for the event consists of public speaking, one on one interview, service to Club and community and academic achievement.

The History & Prestige

For nearly 70 years, the Youth of the Year program has honored and celebrated the nation’s most inspiring teens and their incredible journeys. Stories of outstanding leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to living a healthy lifestyle have made Youth of the Year America’s premier leadership and recognition program for teens. These amazing young people represent the voice and spirit of hope for America. Inspiring all kids to lead. To succeed. To inspire.

Each year, one exceptional Club member is selected to be the National Youth of the Year, serving as an ambassador for Boys & Girls Club youth as well as a voice for all of our nation’s young people. Over the decades, these individuals have exemplified the Boys & Girls Club mission and are proof to the impact Clubs make in transforming and saving kids’ lives. National Youth of the Year winners have achieved success in a variety of industries, including entertainment, politics, business and sports.

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 Sponsorship Levels

$50,000: Youth Mentor Sponsor

  • Prominent seating for 20 with sponsor signage at table
  • Recognition from the stage:  logo onscreen within category
  • Name listed on all event materials, print and digital
  • Full-page program advertisement and listing on all SF Business Times event advertisements
  • Listing in Annual Report, SF Business Times Annual Giving Guide advertisement, and Leader recognition & logo placement on BGCSF website’s Corporate Donor Wall

$25,000: Youth Champion Sponsor

  • Premiere seating for 10 with sponsor signage at table
  • Recognition from the stage:  logo onscreen within category
  • Name listed on all event materials, print and digital
  • Full-page program advertisement and listing on all SF Business Times event advertisements
  • Listing in Annual Report, SF Business Times Annual Giving Guide advertisement, and Leader recognition & logo placement on BGCSF website’s Corporate Donor Wall

$15,000: Youth Visionary Sponsor

  • Preferred seating for 10 with sponsor sign at table
  • Recognition from the stage:  logo onscreen within category
  • Name listed on all event materials, print and digital
  • Half-page program advertisement and listing on all SF Business Times event advertisements
  • Listing in Annual Report, SF Business Times Annual Giving Guide advertisement, and Stakeholder recognition & logo placement on BGCSF website’s Corporate Donor Wall

$10,000: Youth Guardian Sponsor

  • Seating for 10 with sponsor sign at table
  • Recognition from the stage: name onscreen within category
  • Name listed on all event materials, print and digital, and logo in program within category
  • Listing in Annual Report, SF Business Times Annual Giving Guide advertisement, and Builder recognition & logo placement on BGCSF website’s Corporate Donor Wall

$6,000: Youth Leader Sponsor

  • Seating for 10 with sponsor sign at table
  • Recognition from the stage: name onscreen within category
  • Name listed in thank-you email, on BGCSF website, and in program within category

$2,500: Table Host

  • Seating for 10
  • Name listed in our Annual Report

Visibility & Impressions Guide

Assets

Reach within the community…

Printed Collateral

Printed Save the Date cards and Invitations are sent to 1,500 BGCSF supporters. Additional electronic versions are sent to 10,000 individuals and forwarded on to many more.

At the Event

Signage, On-stage and On-screen recognition, and the event program are viewed by 800+ guests including corporate, civic, and community leaders.

On the Web

Kidsclub.org, BGCSF’s website, offers recognition opportunities on our Corporate Donor Wall and Highlights pages, our Blog, and on our archived print materials including our Annual Report.

  • We average 1,770 unique website visitors and 9,424 page views each month.
  • We have 2,313 Facebook users and a monthly reach of 15,000 and 2,541 Twitter followers.
  • Our Annual Report is distributed to 250 supporters and receives more than 1,200 annual views online.

Event Advertising

BGCSF partners with the San Francisco Business Times to promote our events and supporters. This year, we will run a YOY event-specific advertisement, an annual Corporate Supporters ó-page ad (September) and a two-page spread in the Annual Giving Guide (November). Each issue of the San Francisco Business Times is distributed to 16,000 unique subscribers and has a readership of 51,000 individuals.

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 Charles Schwab Youth of the Year Luncheon

When:

Wednesday, February 1st
11:30am-1:30pm

Where:

Marriott Marquis
780 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103

About the Event:

Youth of the Year celebrates the remarkable lives of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco members who have distinguished themselves by rising above challenging circumstances. Each Clubhouse, and Camp Mendocino, choose a teen as their Youth of the Year nominee based on their active involvement in their Clubhouse or Camp, service to their community, commitment to education and modeling of healthy behaviors for younger Club members.
The Citywide Youth of the Year is selected by an esteemed panel of judges at the conclusion of a four-month leadership development program for the nominees. The judging process includes evaluating the nominees’ academic performance, personal statements, twelve references, assessing public speaking skills, and one-on-one interviews with candidate. Each Youth of the Year nominee receives a scholarship for college. The winner is named the Charles Schwab Citywide Youth of the Year, and he or she receives a significantly larger college scholarship and the opportunity to advance to Boys & Girls Clubs’ California Youth of the Year competition.

Presenting Sponsor:

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Reception Sponsor:

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For Sponsorship Opportunities:

Jamin McVeigh
Director of Development
jmcveigh@kidsclub.org