Month of the Military Child: 5 tips for staying in touch

By Liz J. 2016 BGCA Overseas Military Youth of the Year   Like a lot of my fellow military children, I’ve moved a lot in my life! With every move, there have been some tough goodbyes. To celebrate April and The Month of the Military Child, I thought I’d share […]

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Oklahoma teacher walkout ends: what now

By Courtney P. Setting a record for the largest teacher pay raise in the history of the state, Oklahoma teachers ended their nine-day walkout last week, and classrooms will resume. For more than 10 years, Oklahoma teachers hadn’t seen a pay raise, but now they’ve acquired a partial victory with […]


MLK’s Legacy and Memphis

Hey Everyone! This is Alexia L. the 2016-2017 Northeast Youth of the Year! I hope everything’s been going well for everyone this past week. My week has been amazing; I got the opportunity to travel with my job NextGen America and meet a ton of cool people in the historic […]

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Carlos’s First 100 Days!

Wow, can you believe it’s already been 100 days since Carlos became the National Youth of the Year? He’s here to share some of the highlights with us so far… from meeting Lady Gaga to visiting Club kids across the country. Check out Carlos’s video recap and some photos from […]


Tune in! Go behind the scenes at Disney with Carlos

It’s the most magical time of the year, and it’s off to a whirlwind start for our National Youth of the Year, Carlos P!  Today, Carlos is spending time with the cast of Hamilton in NYC (😮😍). Beginning this Friday, he’ll head south to Disney World for a VIP experience with […]

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Give Thanks, Give Back

“The Boys & Girls Club is certainly at the top of things I am thankful for, in addition to my family, teachers, and friends who have collectively made me into the person I am today.” November is a month of reflection. The question we always ask is ‘what are we thankful for?’ […]


Finding Your Identity in College

College and the period after high school is a time of changing identity. For many at college, identity can feel lost or foreign. It may seem like you don’t know who you are or why you are where you are. This happens because you enter a new vast sea. It […]


Laura J. On the “Freshman Fifteen”

Its my third week as a Freshman at Harvard and the freshman fifteen is an issue that inevitably comes up in the dining hall. My dorm is a stone throw away from most of my classes, the dining hall and Harvard Square, which means I am not walking more than […]

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VIDEO: Teen Spotlight

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Laura J: Summer 2017

Summer ’17 is almost at an end. I know what you’re thinking. Yes, the time flew by too fast. Yes, you didn’t get to sleep, travel, or relax nearly as much as you wanted to. And yes, the school year is looming, so is returning back to work. But no […]