Wednesday, November 17, 2021

5:00 p.m.

Creighton Harper Center

Questions? Please contact Lauren Brudigan at (402) 342-1600 or

2021 Sponsorship FormWatch the Recorded 2020 Event Here

About Youth of the Year

Youth of the Year is a year-round program focused on the development of Boys & Girls Club members as community leaders and begins at the local level as each Club offers its teens the opportunity to apply. Finalists from each of our programs compete to become the organizational 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 and prizes are awarded to the youth who participate in the organizational competition. Each of these outstanding Club members will serve as spokespersons for the Boys & Girls Clubs in the coming year. The Youth of the Year winner will have the opportunity to compete with other Club members on the state, regional, and national levels, earn additional scholarships and meet the President of the United States.

Youth of the Year will be held on Wednesday, November 17th, 2021.

If You Need to Purchase Multiple Tickets Please Enter Total Donation in the “Other” Box


2021 Youth of the Year Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Cox Communications

Youth Champion Sponsors

Bridges Trust
Charles Schwab
Hawkins Construction
Lindsay Corporation
Turner Construction

Junior Youth Champion Sponsors

First National Bank of Omaha
Hawkins Construction
Mutual of Omaha
Turner Construction

Table Sponsors

Cobalt Credit Union
Methodist Health System
Orion Advisor Solutions
Prodigy Asset Management
Pinnacle Bank
RG & Associates
Union Pacific
University of Nebraska Medical Center


2020 Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands
Youth of the Year Winner

Melissa Centeno Rosales

Club: Carl & Joyce Mammel South Omaha Club
Membership: Since 2009
College: Freshman at University of Nebraska at Omaha
Major: Medical Humanities

Sponsored by
Turner Construction

“The Club has always been a second home to me. My family is here, my friends are here and I love the environment. It has provided plenty of opportunities and I look forward to more that follow.”