Minnesota Youth of the Year
Each year, one exceptional youth from each member Club is selected to participate in the Minnesota Youth of the Year, serving as an ambassador for their Boys & Girls Club. Judges select one representative to represent Minnesota in the Midwest Youth of the Year.
The Home Team Scholarship
Participants in the Minnesota Youth of the Year receive college scholarships totaling $30,000. This scholarship is funded by six professional Minnesota sports teams, under the leadership of Bally Sports North.
Thanks to: Bally Sports North, Minnesota Lynx, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota United FC, Minnesota Vikings & Minnesota Wild
The Minnesota Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a safe place for all boys and girls to learn, grow and thrive. With a $5 million grant from the Minnesota Department of Education, we are working to expand Boys and Girls Clubs to more communities in Minnesota to support after-school and summer programs that address learning loss.
Programming for Indigenous Youth
Boys & Girls Clubs in Minnesota are the largest provider of out-of-school-time programming to Indigenous Youth. With Clubs on or near four Minnesota Native American reservations, and two Indigenous-specific sites in Minneapolis, culturally-appropriate programs like T.R.A.I.L and other community-lead initiatives help prepare Indgenous youth for their great future.
Education Assistance & Enrichment
Programs in literacy, STEM, and homework help, make sure youth are on track to succeed in school and graduate with a plan for the future. Clubs-specific learning platforms like Edmentum Exact Path and MyFuture provide in-depth learning and progress tracking for K-12 youth.
Great Futures start at Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Minnesota