The Youth of the Year Award recognizes academic performance and service to Club, community and family. Join us in celebrating our JR. Youth of the Year and Youth of the Year Candidates. At this joyous evening, guests enjoy dinner, hear from our amazing candidates and discover our selected Junior Youth of the Year and Youth of the Year for 2022. Learn more about the Youth of the Year program here.

Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Start Time: 6:00pm CT
6:00-7:00pm – Reception
7:00pm – Dinner & Program
RSVP Deadline: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Dress Code: Business Professional
Location: in person at the Union League Club of Chicago


Please don’t forget, whether you can attend or not, you can help support us by donating tickets. Each donated ticket covers entry and dinner & a dessert bar for a youth candidate, family member, or Union League Boys & Girls Clubs staff member.


All Sponsorship Levels include: Table for 10 (including open bar) and acknowledgment on the Union League Boys & Girls Clubs website, social media, other event communications.



The Shah Family


Ginger & Jimmy Meyer


The Fitzgerald Family
The Fleming Family
Jeannie and Patrick Herbert

Hear from Jeremy Murphy, our Senior Club Director at Barreto Club, as he shares his experience as a former Youth of the Year and why the program is so significant.

All guests must wear a mask and be vaccinated. In accordance with a Cook County mandate, anyone over the age of 5 must provide proof of vaccination (please bring your vaccination card or electronic copy to present to staff upon entering the Union League Club). See for more information.

These rules are subject to change according to Chicago and Cook County mandates.

We also ask that those experiencing the following to please excuse themselves from attending the event to help keep other guests safe:

  • Signs of COVID symptoms
  • Feeling unwell
  • Exposure to someone with COVID

Thank you for helping us celebrate safely!

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