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Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio’s ‘Youth of the Year UNgala’ event

Editor’s be aware: Watch the video on demand in the participant above and meet the 6 finalists for 2021 right here.

Six of the most spectacular younger individuals in the space competed to be San Antonio’s “Youth of the Year” in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s nationwide competitors for 2021.

On March 3, every of the finalists’ tales had been advised and the winner was introduced at the nonprofit’s fourth-annual Youth of the Year UnGala virtual event, hosted by KSAT anchor Ursula Pari.

Lauren, a sophomore at KIPP University Prep, was named the winner of this year’s event.


“The Youth of the Year award recognizes exemplary teens who have made significant contributions to their family, school, community, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio,” organizers mentioned. “During this special event, six Youth of the Year finalists, ages 16-18, present their personal stories of triumph in the face of adversity for a chance to win college scholarships and advance to the state competition in March.”

The Youth of the Year program is taken into account to be the pinnacle of all Boys & Girls Clubs packages. The competitors is described as a fruits of months of workshops and one-on-one coaching on essay writing and public talking.

The winner of the San Antonio competitors obtained a scholarship and superior to the state competitors, with an opportunity to advance to the regional and nationwide competitions. Each step of the journey gives the winners with scholarships and prizes.


Find biographies of the six San Antonio Youth of the Year finalists, supplied by The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio, with a video introducing every of them, right here.

See previous winners and finalists right here.

Find extra KSAT protection of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio right here.

Take a tour of the Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio’s facility beneath.

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio

From the group’s web site: “The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio (BGCSA) is to inspire youth, especially those who need them most, to achieve their full potential in a safe, positive and engaging environment that promotes education, health and character development. The Clubs provide after school and summer programs for youth, ages 6 to 18 years old. BGCSA creates an engaging space for over 1,000 youth who may otherwise be home alone, unsupervised. At BGCSA, members not only have fun, they stay safe, foster positive relationships, build self-confidence and succeed. Visit for more information.”

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