Youth of the Year
Compete to see who will represent our Clubs
Show your grit! Compete against other members for the title of Youth of the Year (YOY). The YOY represents our Club, advancing to regional, state and national competitions.
Work with a college coach to chart your path to success
Our College Bound case managers work with each member to help them write personal statements, select where to apply for higher education and apply for scholarships.
Career Path Dash
Speed dating for career exposure
Meet with countless professionals and explore your career options. You will gain valuable insight on how you can successfully pursue your passions.
Leaders in Training
Be a leader in your Club
Develop leadership skills, self discipline and teamwork. LIT’s assist our young Club members, lead recreational activities and provide additional support. You will gain valuable work experience and explore educational and career opportunities through personal guidance and career development workshops.
Jorge has been a Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica member for six years and is our 2021 Youth of the Year. A remarkable student, Jorge stands out for his positivity and how he has adapted to working a fulltime job to support his family, completing his school work, applying for colleges and leading volunteer activities at school and the Club. Jorge says, “The disadvantages that we face can be our greatest advantages in life as I’m proud of the obstacles I have overcome and I’m ready to inspire others that the sky is not the limit.”