Boys & Girls Club Holding Youth of the Year Luncheon

Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield are hosting their biggest event of the year Wednesday at the Doubletree Hotel in Springfield: the 2020 Youth of the Year Luncheon.

The event recognizes members 14 to 18 years old who have demonstrated a commitment to “community service, academic success, good character and citizenship, and establishing long-term goals.”

The luncheon will feature an address aimed at encouraging the youth in attendance from Missouri State President Clif Smart. Smart has worked with Boys & Girls Clubs in helping members who qualify gain scholarships to Missouri State.

Scholarships available include The Alumni Award of $2000 and The Great Futures Award of $8000.

The Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year will earn a $16,000 scholarship.

The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m.. For more information, how you can donate to scholarships, or how to volunteer, contact Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield at 417-862-9249.

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