Great Memories

This year we we celebrated incredible youth & made more great futures possible – and raised over $440,000!

Previous Youth of the Year Winner and BGCSV board members.

2023 Youth Of The Year Winner, Matthew, and his family at our annual Gala. Taken at the Signia by Hilton, January 27, 2023.

Previous Youth of the Year Winner and BGCSV board members.

Club Alumni speaker, Diana, and partner. Taken at the Signia by Hilton, January 27, 2023.

Watch The Event Video

Relive all of the night’s festivities with our exclusive night-of highlight video.

Thank You 2023 Sponsors!

Club Alumni Sponsors

Ernst & Young
Polly Hillis

Warmenhoven Family Foundation

Great Futures Sponsors

Alaska Airlines
Casino M8trix
Gallagher Family Foundation

Peninsula Building Materials

Club Experience Sponsors

Anglepoint Group
Bridge Bank
Fremont Bank
Lively Root

Pacific Ridge Builders
Republic Services
Silicon Valley Mechanical
Sheryl & Dave Heacock
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation

Blue Door Sponsors

Aristocrat Gaming
Blach Construction
McLaughlin Family Foundation
Pestana Properties
UA Local Union 393 Plumbers, Steamfitters, Pipefitters & HVACR Service Technicians of Santa Clara and San Benito County

Cindy & Dan Phillips

Bar Sponsor

The Ford Store Morgan Hill

Centerpiece Sponsor

Lively Root

Wine Sponsor

Joseph George Fine Wines
SDS NexGen & Mulcahy Family

What is Youth of the Year?

Preparing youth for great futures

Youth of the Year is a four-month long leadership development program that celebrates the remarkable lives of Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley members who have distinguished themselves by rising above challenging circumstances. Throughout the program, Youth of the Year candidates will practice public speaking, essay writing, team building, and more. At the Youth of the Year Gala on January 27, 2023, each finalist will share their story with the entire Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley community, and one youth will be awarded the title of Citywide Youth of the Year.

Previous Youth of the Year winner Jocelyn

The judging process includes evaluating the nominees’ academic performance, personal statements, two references, assessing public speaking skills, and one-on-one interviews with candidates. The Citywide Youth of the Year receives a college scholarship and the opportunity to advance to Boys & Girls Clubs’ Northern California Youth of the Year competition.

Invest In Our Youth

There is no greater gift than one that prepares our young people for great futures.

The Gala brings together community and business leaders who believe in inspiring and empowering all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring adults.

Previous Youth of the Year winner Jocelyn