Youth of the Year


We are planning another great Mississippi Youth of the Year experience to recognize the most outstanding Boys & Girls Clubs members in our state. Our goal is to have every organization’s Youth of the Year in attendance at our celebration. An excellent Club member deserves this state recognition!



The registration fee per youth, staff member or guest is $125. This fee includes an opening reception at the Delta Blues Museum with special guests, Thursday lunch provided by Yazoo Pass, canoing expedition along the Sunflower River, Thursday night bonfire and party with Virtual Reality stations and DJ, Friday awards brunch at Coahoma County Community College with keynote speaker Lemzel Johnson and Youth of the Year awards and recognitions.

Please use the link below to register your teen(s) and adult(s) by the deadline. If payment cannot be made on-line by credit card, please contact Kay Bradley at kbradley@bgcmsdelta.org or 662-571-7510.

Awards Brunch Only


Youth of the Year Chaperone


Youth of Year Registration Fee


Organization/Club Name
Chaperone's Name
Organization/Club Name
Participant's Name
Organization/Club Name

Hotel Reservations

A block of rooms is being held at the Hampton Inn in Clarksdale, MS for March 6 – 8, 2019. When making your reservations, be sure to state that you are with Boys & Girls Clubs to get the great rate of $119 per night.

** Each organization is responsible for making their own hotel reservations. **

Hampton Inn

15000 New Africa Rd., Clarksdale, MS 38614

Please use the following link to make your reservations by Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Application Deadline

Mississippi State Youth of the Year Application Deadline: February 6, 2019 (Applications for state participation must be submitted at www.nyoy.org by February 6, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. 3:00 p.m. EST)

Note that only applications for YOY candidates chosen to represent their respective Club organizations and are participating in the State YOY Event are to be entered into the Online YOY Application Portal.


Preparing your YOY Candidate

Check out the on-line Youth of the Year materials and the Leadership Development Suite. The new Youth of the Year Leadership Development Suite is the perfect tool to strengthen your candidate’s abilities to compete successfully on the state level.  We invite staff to review the following sections of the materials:

  • Pages 120 -121
  • Pages 259 -261
  • Pages 282 -286



Youth of the Year Application

Five Tips for Crafting a Winning Youth of the Year Speech

Personal Brand Tips

Top 10 Youth of the Year Interview Tips



Event details, contact Kay Bradley at kbradley@bgcmsdelta.org or 662-571-7510.

Submitting your YOY application, contact: Tiffany Henderson at thenderson@bgca.org

Military sites, contact: Talisa Burke at tburke@bgca.org

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