Toyota Celebrates Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Youth of the Year!

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Toyota Celebrates Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Youth of the Year!

In 2015, Toyota became a Signature Partner of the Youth of the Year program, demonstrating a commitment to BGCA’s industry-leading youth leadership platform.

 At the Southwest Youth of the Year Celebration, Toyota Financial Services Group Vice President Al Smith announced Melanie W. as the Southwest regional winner.


At the Southwest Youth of the Year Celebration, Toyota Financial Services Group Vice President Al Smith announced Melanie W. as the Southwest regional winner.

Toyota provides financial support for scholarships, a Toyota vehicle for the national winner, and support from Toyota team members across the country. This year, 18 team members served as judges for Youth of the Year events, and 130 team members supported regional and national YOY celebrations. In addition, seven executives inspired young attendees by speaking at events across the nation. Since 2010, Toyota has awarded Youth of the Year winners with brand new Toyota Corollas, along with $5,000 to pay for gas and insurance.

Toyota Financial Services President and CEO Mike Groff presented 2016-2017 National Youth of the Year Jocelyn Woods with a brand new Toyota Corolla.

Toyota Financial Services President and CEO Mike Groff presented 2016-2017 National Youth of the Year Jocelyn Woods with a brand new Toyota Corolla.

Toyota Financial Services President and CEO Mike Groff spoke at the National Youth of the Year event, explaining Toyota’s commitment to the program. He said, “Toyota is evolving from a maker of great cars and trucks into a mobility company.” Groff continued, “We know that mobility gives people the opportunity to improve the quality of their lives. It’s the very same reason we partner with BGCA. We are so proud to work with Clubs that support these impressive young people on their journey to become future leaders of our country.”

Congratulations to Jocelyn and the many BGC youth who represented their Clubs as local and regional Youth of the Year.

Toyota Financial Services Corporate Manager John Ridgeway chats with the Southeast Youth of the Year finalists after serving as a judge for the regional event

Toyota Financial Services Corporate Manager John Ridgeway chats with the Southeast Youth of the Year finalists after serving as a judge for the regional event

Congratulations Toyota Financial Services!