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Champions of youth

Held virtually on April 1, 2021, Champions of Youth raises critical funds for BGCOKC’s programs in addition to honoring both an individual(s) and company who have been a champion for the youth in our community. Additionally, attendees hear from BGCOKC’s Youth of the Year and witness firsthand the work the Club is doing to help all youth in Oklahoma County have great futures. This year, BGCOKC has the privilege of honoring David & Jean McLaughlin, the United Way of Central Oklahoma, and the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. Past award recipients include Cliff & Leslie Hudson, Jim & Christy Everest, The McClendon Family, MidFirst Bank, and the Boeing Company. 

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Flight for Futures

Hosted by the Junior Committee every September, Flight for Futures raises funds and awareness for BGCOKC’s programs. Stow all of your fancy clothes in the overhead compartments and prepare to embark on a casual night of fun and aviation exposure! Attendees enjoy first-class tastings from some of Oklahoma City’s hottest restaurants while sipping on premium craft beer provided by COOP Ale Works. Each boarding pass enters you in to win a getaway trip for 2 for a vacation of a lifetime!

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Youth of the year

Youth of the Year is the signature leadership development program that celebrates the lives of teen Club members who have overcome incredible odds to make a significant impact on their family, friends and community. With one-on-one mentors, teens receive training in public speaking, essay writing and team building all leading to the local, state, regional and national competitions. Boys & Girls Clubs’ Youth of the Year speaks annually at our Champions of Youth celebration in the Spring. Many BGCOKC Youth of the Year have gone on to win at the state and regional level, winning valuable scholarship money to further their education. Sergio Hernandez is BGCOKC and the State of Oklahoma’s 2020 Youth of the Year.

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