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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Hosts Nov. 4 Youth of the Year Gala | Community Spirit

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Hosts Nov. 4 Youth of the Year Gala

Atlanta, Ga--  Youth of the Year is a year-round development program that honors Boys & Girls Club members as outstanding citizens and leaders. On Nov. 4, 21 metro Atlanta Club members will be honored and recognized, and one Club member will be named 2010 Youth of the Year and serve as the spokesperson for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA).

theme for the event is Face of Future because all 21 Youths of the Year represent the future of metro Atlanta. Scholarships will be awarded to the winner and three finalists. Evaluated criteria include demonstrated ability to overcome obstacles, essay writing, poise and public speaking.

WHEN:             Thursday, November 4, 2010

                        Reception: 6:00 p.m.

                        Program and Awards: 7:00 p.m.

 

 

WHERE:           Marriott Marquis

                        265 Peachtree Center Avenue

                        Atlanta, GA  30303                    

FAST FACTS:  

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta‚Äôs mission: To provide a quality developmental program that empowers metro Atlanta youth, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to become productive adults
  • More than 84% of our Club members come from disadvantaged circumstances
  • BGCMA impacts the community through:
    • o   Club members graduate from high school at a rate of 87 percent, compared to the national average of 66 percent
    • o    Club members finish college at a rate of 25 percent, compared to the national average of 16 percent
    • More than 57 percent of Club alumni surveyed said the Club saved their lives