The Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice would like to invite you to their Youth of the Year  celebration on February 21st at Google.

Here is a message from Venice Boys & Girls Clubs.

Join us as we congratulate all of our Youth of the Year participants and wish our 2019 Youth of the Year Winner, Destiny Clark, good luck in the next round of judging.

 Youth of the Year is a year-round program focused on the development of Boys & Girls Club members as community leaders. Teen Club Members are encouraged to apply and compete to become the Club-wide Youth of the Year. Candidates are evaluated on a number of criteria including academic performance, service in the community and the Club, public speaking and essay writing. Several thousand dollars in scholarships are awarded to the youth who participate in the Club-wide competition. Each of the outstanding Club members will serve as spokespersons for the Club in the coming year. The Youth of the Year winner has the opportunity to compete with other Club members on the state, regional and national levels and earn additional scholarships.

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Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. For more information please visit our website: For more info:

Come join us to celebrate our incredible youth!  This is a free event. Click here to RSVP. 

View photos from  last year’s 2018 Youth of the Year event by Venice Paparazzi.

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2017-2018 Youth of the Year Winner, Ty Chavez.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice’s Sean Mulligan

2018 Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice’s Youth of the Year Ceremony at Google.

Tony Payne of Google

BGCV staff thanked our incredible judges, David Katz of Legion Partners, Tony Payne of Google, Desiree Flores of UTA, Kelly Kim of Yellow Fever, Susan Tenney of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors Foundation and Lisa Hennessey of Dream Jobs for taking on the daunting task of selecting one of the ten Youth of the Year candidates to represent our Club in the next level of competition.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice would like to thank Google for hosting our awards ceremony and for donating over $14,000 to scholarships for all of our Youth of the Year candidates. We would also like to thank Kristen Kelly and Sonrise Westside Community Church for their contributions to the scholarship fund. Thank you to everyone that attended, donated and supported all of our wonderful teens throughout the process and good luck Ty!!

View 2018 slideshow below or click here for for Venice Paparazzi’s 150  favorite photos from the ceremony!

Lets celebrate our 2019 Youth of the Year Winner, Destiny Clark!  

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