2019 Youth of the Year Awards

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Wisconsin invite you to join us for our Wisconsin Youth of the Year Awards on the evening of Monday, March 11th. Earlier that day, our top 18 youth finalists will compete for the highest honor we give. FOX Sports Wisconsin—in conjunction with the Packers, Admirals, Brewers and Bucks—will award $25,000 in scholarships to winners. UW-Madison has agreed to give a full scholarship to the winner after admission, and First Lady Kathleen Evers will be presenting the awards. You can purchase tickets here and at the link below.

We are honored by our panelist of judges this year:

  • Mark Tauscher, Founder of Trifecta Foundation, former Badger & Packer Offensive Lineman

  • Caleb Frostman, Secretary of Department of Workforce Development

  • Emilie Amendson, Secretary of Department of Children and Families

  • JoAnne Anton, Director of Kohl Philanthropies

  • Lea Culver, Director of the Culver Foundation

  • Arvind Gopalratnam, Executive Director of Milwaukee Bucks Foundation

  • Alexzandra N. Shade, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility CUNA Mutual Group

  • Mark Bakken, Founder and Managing Partner at HealthX Venture

  • Lisa Peyton-Caire, President of Foundation for Black Women's Wellness

Your event contribution will go directly to support all of our 144,810 Wisconsin kids across the state. Spanning 159 sites in 57 cities, our clubs serve more youth than any other organization outside the public school system. We also serve two million free meals and snacks a year, because it’s hard to learn and grow when you’re hungry. 

Details of the Event | Wisconsin Youth of the Year 
Monday, March 11th, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm   
The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
1 W. Dayton St. | Madison, WI 53703

  • 5:00 pm Social Hour Cocktail Reception

  • 6:00 pm Dinner Gala and Awards Celebration

  • 7:30 pm Program Ends


Youth of the Year is our signature effort to foster a new generation of leaders, fully prepared to live and lead in a diverse, global and integrated world economy. Our mission is to ensure all young people, especially those who need us most, can reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Your contribution, and those form our sponsors below, is what makes this possible.

Platinum Sponsors

  • Operating Engineers 139

  • Construction Business Group

  • Destinations Career Academy

  • Delta Dental of Wisconsin

  • Herb Kohl Philanthropies

  • KW2 

Champion Sponsors

  • University Research Park

  • Husch Blackwell 

  • IBM

  • Altria Group 

  • Foley & Lardner

  • General Heating and Air Conditioning

  • Cisco

  • Xcel Energy

…and more.

To sponsor a table or buy a ticket, contact Andrew Gussert, Wisconsin Boys & Girls Clubs, 608.213.8585 or register online.


2018 Wisconsin Youth of the Year

Meet Daijahnay Canady, 2018 Wisconsin Youth of the Year.

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Canady, 16, a sexual assault survivor, plans to use the Youth of the Year platform to advocate for other young survivors in the midst of the #MeToo movement. She competed against 15 other Boys & Girls Clubs winners from across the state at the competition in Green Bay during March of 2018.

https://www.bgcmilwaukee.org/meet-daijahnay/

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