Teens shine at ‘Today’s Kids, Tomorrow’s Stars’

It’s been said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP), there are 13 extraordinary teens who certainly have set the pace for their bright futures, and the organization is celebrating their courage, determination and achievements.

These Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix teens are competing for 'Youth of the Year' award.

These Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix teens are competing for ‘Youth of the Year’ award.

On Saturday, March 19 at 5 p.m., BGCMP plays host to the “Today’s Kids, Tomorrow’s Stars” gala presented by Universal Technical Institute Inc., where these teens will share their inspirational stories with more than 1,000 guests at the Arizona Biltmore.

From community service to exemplary grades to thriving despite adversity, these teens were selected out of hundreds of Club teens throughout the metro greater Phoenix area to vie for the title of “Youth of the Year.” For the past several months, the group participated in a development program to learn about team building, communication, leadership and presentation skills.

In addition to crowning the 2016 “Youth of the Year,” attendees will dine on the Biltmore’s finest cuisine and have the opportunity to enjoy a large selection of silent auction items including high-end jewelry, restaurant experiences and sports memorabilia. The program also includes a live auction of world-class vacations, hand-selected jewelry and other packages that can be found only at the event.

The festivities will include a special tribute to Champions of Giving Bob and Renee Parsons of the Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation.

All proceeds raised go directly to support the programs of 13 Clubs scattered throughout metro Phoenix and the West Valley.

Don’t miss out! Sponsorships and tables are available for purchase at bgcmpstars.org.