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Congratulations to our 2020/2021 Youth of the Year Winner!
 

Nila Smith

A.W. Tony Matthews Boys & Girls Club

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LIVE STREAM PRESENTATION

Thank You to all our Donors & Supporters!

A special Youth of the Year message from our Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta board chair, Simon Bloom!

 

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Donate to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Today!

This year more than ever, kids and teens need the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. We're stepping up to meet the needs of youth in this community - but we can't do it without you!

Your gift will go to help BGCMA fund the following:

  • Increased operating expenses for new Health & Safety Measures
  • Teen Programming like Workforce Readiness, Career Bound, Keystone, & Youth of the Year
  • Scholarships
  • Technology Upgrades in our Clubs
  • School & Program Supplies

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of children and teens in your community!

We accept alternate payment methods (Check, cash, donor advised funds, matching gifts etc.)
Email Melody Watson at mwatson@bgcma.org to coordinate.

Thank you for supporting BGCMA as we celebrate our fantastic youth! We are so excited to welcome you to our annual Youth of the Year event from the comfort of your homes.

You can watch right the Livestream right here on our Event Website, or utilize any of the following options!

YouTube (Computer, Smartphone, Smart TV)

  • You can watch the event on our YouTube channel or by clicking this link: https://youtu.be/ksVleSsAiac
  • On your Smart TV, you can find our stream by searching the YouTube app for "BGCMA 2020 Youth of the Year Experience: Voices of our Communities"

Facebook Live (Computer, Smartphone, Smart TV)

  • The event will be broadcasted from our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bgcma/live/
  • On your Smart TV, you can find our stream by searching the Facebook app for "BGCMA 2020 Youth of the Year Experience: Voices of our Communities"

Text to Give (Smartphone)

  • Text "2020YOY" to 762-78 and follow the prompts to give.

 

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What is Youth of the Year?

 
Youth of the Year is a year-round character and leadership program that recognizes Club members who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership skills, and service to the community. These teens are giving back and devoting themselves to their Club, school, family, and community; they are truly role models. They have their sights set on a great future and are eager to share their voices! 

The Youth of the Year competition is open to all Boys & Girls Club members age 14-18. Each Club honors one young man or woman every month and then chooses one outstanding member to represent their Club at the annual Youth of the Year Fundraising Gala. As we're unable to gather together this year, our teens will represent their Clubs as part of the 2020 Youth of the Year Experience, a Livestream event to celebrate our incredible members and raise funds to continue our work across Metro Atlanta. Over the course of eight weeks, these teens will participate in intensive virtual programming to prepare them for the competition and to build skills they will use for a lifetime. With help from dedicated mentors, teens will work to fine tune skills related to interviewing, networking, writing, and public speaking. They'll even get to participate in Camera Readiness training with Atlanta's own Jovita Moore!

During the event, you will hear speeches from our kids sharing their voices. Teens will talk about their Club experience, community involvement, how your support has helped them succeed, and what dreams they have for the future. We will also present our organization's most prestigious honor - 2020/2021 Youth of the Year - to one deserving teen.

 

Meet Kimberly Heard: 2019/2020 BGCMA Youth of the Year

Elevating Youth Voice

 

At just 16 years old, Kimberly Heard has garnered countless accolades. She's a bilingual honor student, a self-taught musician, and on top of that has a passion for giving back. Looking back, it's hard to imagine there was ever a time when this accomplished teen struggled with feelings of unworthiness and self-doubt. "I buried myself underneath my layers of hated dark skin and kinky roots," recalled Kimberly.

After enrolling in the Boys & Girls Club in 9th grade, Kimberly began to find her footing. A staff member welcomed Kimberly to the Club with open arms and encouraged her to explore poetry to express her emotions. She began to find her voice.

Building up the courage to present her poems on stage, Kimberly remembers the experience as a defining moment that would forever change her life. 

Her confidence continues to evolve and she continues to speak out. Today, she serves as 2019/2020 Youth of the Year and Georgia Youth of the Year, and inspires other teens to recognize the power of their voice. She's learned to love herself from the inside out and encourages others to follow her lead.


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Thank You to Our Sponsors! 

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Citi Private Bank

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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

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Jamas Capital Management

Mackey & Marva Jennings

Piedmont Newnan Hospital

Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Inc.

Seyfarth Shaw

Slepian, Schwartz & Landgaard

Steve & Marie Swope

Suzanne & Richard Deriso

The Strategic Group

Westlaw

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Coweta County Water & Sewage

Coweta Fayette EMC

Newnan Utilities

Northwestern Mutual

Penco Restoration

Progressive Heating & Air Conditioning Corp.

Ward Law Office

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