About The Summit for America's Youth

For over 160 years, Boys & Girls Clubs have provided safe spaces where youth can learn, grow, and thrive. Our national network of over 5,000 local Boys & Girls Clubs are embedded in communities as catalysts for positive change for kids and teens. Throughout our proud history, we have advocated for solutions to the biggest issues facing America’s youth and, today, our voices are needed more than ever.


The Summit for America's Youth is BGCA’s premier youth advocacy event taking place in Washington D.C. where Club youth alongside their adult mentors will get the opportunity to experience our Nation’s capital and share their stories with members of Congress while also receiving in-depth trainings and resources. We will help raise the level of discourse for all youth, equipping them to not only join but also productively lead the conversation so that their issues are truly heard and represented in the nation’s halls of power. At this event youth advocates will build skills to use their voices to make a difference in the world around them. When youth talk, leaders must listen. The Summit for America’s Youth will not only be inspirational and informative for all who attend, but will equip youth with the skills and experiences to have a lasting impact.

For more information, please contact Maggie Beaute-Lucien at mbeaute-lucien@bgca.org or (917) 407-7879


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