YOUTH OF THE YEAR WINNER ANNOUNCED
AT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER ST. LOUIS GREAT FUTURES GALA
Ja’Niyah Banks-Ewing Wins Youth of the Year, $9,000 in Scholarships & A NEW CAR
Over 200 guests and $450,000 raised for Club kids!
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) is proud to announce the 2021 Youth of the Year winner is Ja’Niyah Banks-Ewing! Being named Youth of the Year is the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can receive and a signature national youth recognition program that celebrates the recipient’s contributions to their family, school, community, and their Boys & Girls Club. The winner was announced at the outdoor 70s themed, drive in tailgate style Great Futures Gala (reimagined), the largest fundraising event for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis, which raised $450,000 for Club youth!
Special thanks to the Great Futures Gala committee including Co-chairs – Lorenzo & Sheila Boyd, Matt & Linda Renner and Brad & Michele Sowers. And, to the following sponsors for their support: Lead Sponsor, Emerson Foundation; Presenting Sponsors, Centene Charitable Foundation, Express Scripts, Stifel, Matt & Linda Renner and, Brad & Michele Sowers. Click here to read more. And, here, to view photos from the evening!

This year’s gala will be casual but still a classy evening celebrating our Youth of the Year. Our Annual Great Futures Gala will be in a new location; however it will include all of your favorite elements of our past Galas, but under the stars. We’re transforming the upper Muny lot in Forest Park to a tailgate gala that will consist of a center stage with large outdoor movie screens, an emcee, musical entertainment and dinner. Within this enclosed area, you and your friends will enjoy our 2020 gala from the privacy and comfort of your cars allowing for more distancing in a safer social environment. Guests will hear the dreams and aspirations of these young leaders and stories of how Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis has impacted their lives. For more information contact Lee Haynes at [email protected] or 314-335-8014. To download the sponsorship form, click here. To download the 2020 Great Futures Gala Fact Sheet, click here. To view 2019 photos, click here.

To purchase raffle tickets. click here. Register to watch virtually, here.

Thanks to our 2020 event co-chairs:

Lorenzo & Sheila Boyd
Matt & Linda Renner
Brad & Michele Sowers

2020 Lead Sponsor

Presenting Sponsors:

Matt & Linda Renner
Brad & Michele Sowers