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 January 2018, 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

Youth Mentor – $50,000

Benefits for patron sponsors include:

  • Premier seating for 20 (2 tables)
  • Premier listing in all event print & digital materials

Youth Champion – $25,000

Benefits for patron and corporate sponsors include:

  • Premier seating for 10 (1 table) with sponsor sign on table
  • Premier placement of company logo on-site at event and in all print & digital materials
  • Full-page advertisement in event program
  • Listing in Annual Report and SF Business Times Annual Giving Guide advertisement
  • Leader recognition & logo placement on BGCSF website
  • Clubhouse volunteer event engagement opportunity

Youth Visionary – $15,000

Benefits for patron and corporate sponsors include:

  • Prominent seating for 10 (1 table) with sponsor sign on table
  • Prominent placement of company logo on-site at event and in all print & digital materials
  • Half-page advertisement in event program
  • Listing in Annual Report and SF Business Times Annual Giving Guide advertisement
  • Stakeholder recognition & logo placement on BGCSF website

Youth Guardian – $10,000

Benefits for patron and corporate sponsors include:

  • Seating for 10 (1 table) with sponsor sign on table
  • Placement of company logo on-site at event and in all print & digital materials
  • Half-page advertisement in event program
  • Listing in Annual Report and SF Business Times Annual Giving Guide advertisement
  • Stakeholder recognition & logo placement on BGCSF website

Youth Leader – $7,000

Benefits for patron and corporate sponsors include:

  • Seating for 10 (1 table)
  • Placement of company name on-site at event and in all print & digital materials
  • Listing in Annual Report and SF Business Times Annual Giving Guide advertisement
  • Builder recognition & logo placement on BGCSF website

Table Host – $3,000

  • Seating for 10 (1 table)
  • Placement of company name on-site at event

Visibility and Impressions Guide

Assets

Reach within the community

Printed Collateral

  • Printed event invitations are sent to ~1,500 BGCSF supporters.
  • Electronic invitations are sent to more than 10,000 individuals and forwarded on to many more.
  • Our Annual Report is distributed to 250 supporters and receives more than 1,200 annual views online.

At the Event

Signage, on-stage, on-screen recognition, and event program or event promotional items are viewed by 800+ guests at the 10th Annual Charles Schwab Youth of the Year Luncheon

On the Web

  • We average 4,371 visitors and 13,586 page views each month
  • 2,480 Facebook users like our @BGCSF page; with an average monthly reach of 12,041
  • 2,633 Twitter users follow our tweets @BGCSF
  • 1,099 Instagram users follow our posts at @BGCSF
  • We have over 11,000 subscribers on our email list

Event Advertising

BGCSF partners with the San Francisco Business Times to promote our events and supporters. Each issue of the San Francisco Business Times is distributed to over 16,000 unique subscribers and has a readership of 51,000 individuals.

  • We run quarter page ads for the Annual Gala & After-Party
  • We run an annual Corporate Supporters ½-page ad in September and a two-page spread in the Annual Giving Guide in November, featuring our FY Sponsors who give over $5,000

 Charles Schwab Youth of the Year Luncheon

When:

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

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