Youth of the Year

Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Youth of the Year recognition is the highest honor a Club member can achieve. 
 

Bria Anderson, a 17-year old junior at Jensen Beach High School, was named BGCMC's Youth of the Year on February 12, 2013 at a ceremony held on the Stuart campus of Indian River State College. 

Bria, an 11-year Member of BGCMC's East Stuart branch, competed against candidates representing each of the Clubs' four other branches.  This was the second time Bria has won the award as she had been named Youth of the Year in 2011. 

The four other candidates for the 2013 Youth of the Yearaward were: Coleen Chan (Hobe Sound), Lovely Davlimar (Palm City), Bridget Duignan (Port Salerno), and Kadesha Singleton (Indiantown). 

The Youth of the Year program celebrates youth who have overcome enormous odds and demonstrated exceptional character and accomplishments.Youth of the Year honorees are recognized for service to their Club and community, academic performance and contributions to their family. It is a year-round tool to cultivate teen Members' character, personal growth, and leadership qualities. 

Each November, each of the five branches picks one nominee for its annual Youth of the Year competition. Each of these five nominees then works with volunteers from Toastmasters International, a non-profit organization developing public speaking and leadership skills through practice and feedback. The nominees are then judged by local dignitaries from the media and business communities, and a County-wide winner is named.

Nominees are then honored at a reception in February, and all five nominees later attend the annual state Youth of the Year competition. The five youth participate in leadership activities, team building workshops, and spend time meeting other civic-minded teens. State winners will then go on to compete at the national level where he or she will compete for a $50,000 scholarship and an appearance at the White House! 
 

Spotlights

Closed April 18

BGCMC will be closed Friday, April 18, in observation of Good Friday.

Retro Game Show Returns June 21

On Saturday, June 21, the 3rd Annual Retro Game Show Night to benefit BGCMC will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Star Struck Performing Arts Center and Theatre in Stuart! More ...

2013 Annual Report

Indiantown: Opening this May!

We're opening in May and we'd love to give you a sneak peek! 

Groups or individuals may now schedule tours with Renee Booth, our Chief Development Officer, by calling 772.545.1255 or emailing her at rbooth@bgcmartin.org

At this time, we are still seeking to reach our campaign goal of $4 million. Please consider a donation today!

The new Clubhouse features a full-size gymnasium, performing arts space, learning & technology labs, a kitchen, and plenty of space to build and develop the potential of Indiantown’s most extraordinary asset —its children-- through Education & Career Development, Character Leadership Development, Health & Life Skills, The Arts and Sports, Fitness & Recreation.

The new 22,000 square foot club house will enable us to greatly expand our capacity and we expect membership in Indiantown to double in its first year of operation!

Lovely Davilmar named Youth of the Year!

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