Houston, TX (February 1, 2018) –The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Houston is proud to announce that this year’s Youth of the Year Scholarship Awards Banquet will take place Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 6 p.m., at the Briar Club, located at 2603 Timmons Ln, Houston, TX 77027.
Every year, The Salvation Army awards thousands of dollars in scholarships through this program. Since its inception, The Salvation Army has awarded over $900,000 to more than 140 participants. Last year, 24 youth received a total of $64,000.
Participants in the Youth of the Year competition are members of the following The Salvation Army Youth Programs:
- The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Houston: Aldine Westfield Branch, Garden City Branch, Irvington Branch, Northwest Branch, and Pasadena Branch
- Upward Bound college preparatory program: Wisdom High School, Yates High School
- International Corps Community Center
This year the Youth of the Year scholarship competition was divided into two divisions:12 & 13 years old, 14 & older. The winners from both will deliver their inspirational speeches at the banquet.
The Awards Banquet is a fundraising event open to the public by ticket purchase or sponsorship. Individual tickets are $175 and levels of sponsorship range from $1,500 to $25,000. The proceeds raised through this year’s banquet will be used for college scholarships and summer day camp. Tickets and sponsorships may be purchased by contacting Erika Green at 832.201.8026 or via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Youth of the Year program is a national Boys & Girls Clubs initiative, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Club members and with one club member being selected as the National Youth of the Year.
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs serves over 3,000 children annually with a majority of the Club members coming from disadvantaged circumstances, single parent homes, and some even homeless. Your generosity provides a pathway to “Bright Futures” through strong Christian beliefs and hard work.
To learn more about The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, please visit SalvationArmyHouston.org/youth or call 832-201-8077.