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For more than 70 years, the Youth of the Year program has honored and celebrated the nation’s most inspiring teens and their incredible journeys. Click here to learn more about the Youth Of The Year program!

Join us for the Southeast Virtual Youth of the Year Experience!

June 9, 2021 at 7:00pm EDT

pre-show starts at 6:30pm EDT

Mondelez Logo
Family Dollar

Elizabeth and Tom Long




Dave George




Michelle & Troy A. Ellis


Viacom CBS


Warner Media


Aaron's, Inc.
BODYARMOR Sports Drink


Cushman & Wakefield
Inmar Intelligence
Starz Entertainment
Technicolor Connected Home
Univision Communications, Inc.


Wolverine Worldwide
Data Media Associates


Support Youth of the Year!

We keep everything as simple as possible for you, or your company, to join our esteemed sponsors.


Review our Sponsorship Proposal

Click here to download a PDF guide outlining our program and sponsorship proposal.

Select your Engagement

Look closely at our engagement opportunities and the impact they'll have for both you and our Youth of the Year program.

Contact us to finalize

Send a quick email to Maggie Beaute-Lucien or call 917-407-7879. If you would like to pay your sponsorship by credit card right now, just click here!

Your Host: Nischelle Turner

Nischelle Turner is an Emmy Award-winning correspondent and weekend co-host for five-time Emmy Award-winning show ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT.

Turner is an award-winning journalist and a contributor for CNN where she is featured in entertainment segments on CNN Newsroom, New Day, CNN Tonight and more. Turner often lends her voice to entertainment and political news of the day, along with joining their coverage on the Grammys, Golden Globes and Oscars.

2021 Youth Of The Year Committee

* Board of Governor, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
** National Trustee, Boys & Girls Clubs of America

National Trustees, Southeast Region

Troy A. Ellis

SVP, North America Supply Chain
Mondelēz International

Tara August

Vice President, Talent Relations, Turner Sports

Pedro Cherry

President and CEO, Atlanta Gas Light and Chattanooga Gas

Salvador Diaz-Verson, Jr.

Chairman & President, Diaz-Verson Capital Investments

Patrick J. Esser

President, Cox Communications, Inc.

Thomas J. Fazio

President, Fazio Golf Course Designers, Inc.

Dave George


Monique Idlett-Mosley

Founder, Always Believing Foundation

Lonnie Johnson

President & CEO, Excellatron

Ronald L. Johnson

Professor, Georgia Tech

Valerie Mondelli

Chief Revenue EVP of Healthcare and COO, RevSpring

James L. Newland


Tom O'Boyle

Chief Operating Officer, Family Dollar

David Pipes

Chief Financial Officer, Inspire Brands, Inc.

Norman Prestage

Partner, EYT

Joe Quaglia

Jill Robinson

Chief Financial Officer, Atlanta Braves

Jill Robinson

Chief Financial Officer, Atlanta Braves

John W. Robinson

Chief Executive Officer, Aaron's, Inc.

Romaine Seguin

President, UPS Global Freight Forwarding

Chad Shultz

Partner, Gordon Rees LLP

Tina Simmons

Sr. Vice President, Human Resources, Comcast – Central Division

Gregory Smith

Managing Director, Roark Capital

Paul Spengler

Executive Vice President, Pebble Beach Company

Scott Staples

Chief Executive Officer, First Advantage

Joe Venezia

EVP & Chief Operating Officer, Michaels

Bernie Wedge

Technology/Cyber Risk Executive/Retired EY Partner

Theresa Wenzel

President, B Tech Printing & Graphics

Thomas Yarboro

Chairman of the Board, Ag ProVision, LLC

* Board of Governor
** National Ambassador


Special thank you to our Fund-the-Mission supporters

AETN - A&E Television Networks
Ampcus Inc.
Atlanta United & the Arthur Blank Family Foundation
Meredith Cagigal
Discovery Communications, Inc.
Amy Dragland-Johnson
Patrick & Connie Esser
Fox Network
Georgia Pacific Corporation/Koch Industries
Georgia Power
Bill & Joey Goetz
JMA Solutions
Retired Major General Ronald L. Johnson
Korn Ferry
David Pipes
John & Adrian Robinson
Chad Schultz
Cleve Schultz
Sunshine Communications, Inc.
WCC Cable, Inc.
George Richter

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of America could not be done without the generosity of our donors. The passion, vision, and investment that you provide makes it possible for 4.7 million youth to have a safe place to laugh, be a kid and see their full potential. Thank you for your generous support in helping to shape great futures for our youth.

Your donation to the Youth of the Year program will help us more than you might realize. We work hard to make sure your dollars are used efficiently to help our youth.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event or wish to learn more, please contact Maggie Beaute-Lucien by email or 917-407-7879.


can provide books and virtual activities to help 70 kids build their reading skills


can feed a healthy meal to 285 kids and teens


can provide a week of homework help to 50 kids and teens


can provide 5 hours of physical activity and team sports for 100 youth