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Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago // Youth of the Year

Sit down with any of the eight candidates who are competing for Youth of the Year and you’ll quickly learn about the inspiration and hope the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago (BGCC) creates. BGCC has clubs in many of Chicago’s roughest communities and provides after school activities for the city’s youth.
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This is our second year following the Youth of the Year candidates for the Chicago nonprofit as they prepare for the culminating event at Navy Pier in Chicago. Our crew filmed at three of their clubs and interviewed those club’s candidates. We also filmed two preparation meetings, a final dress rehearsal, and multiple interviews with the remaining candidates and some of the staff. In all, it was five days of field production.
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The video played in front of over 1,000 people at the organization’s annual event, which took place at Navy Pier. To view a recap video of the event, please click here.

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Youth of the Year Award Event


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago is a Non profit organization with 19 Clubs throughout the city of Chicago. The clubs inspire our city’s youth to develop character, leadership, and a willingness to serve their Clubs and community. Every year, the individual Clubs nominate one exemplary member to compete for the title of Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago’s Youth of the Year.
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We produced two videos related to this event. The first video we produced showed how the candidates prepared for competition. That video was shown at the event. The second video (shown above) is a recap of the Youth of the Year Award Event, which took place at Chicago’s Navy Pier.

We had two of our DSLR video cameras at the event to capture speeches and various b-roll. The finished produced piece included soundbites from many of the candidates, board members, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
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Post production services included b-roll drops of the event video footage to local Chicago television news stations and distribution of professionally printed DVDs with custom motion DVD menus to the organization’s donors. Many of the DVDs included customized video greetings from the candidates to specific donors.
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago


It’s been an amazing journey for nine members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago. With 19 Clubs throughout the city of Chicago, the nonprofit organization inspires our city’s youth to develop character, leadership, and a willingness to serve their Clubs and community. Every year, the individual Clubs nominate one exemplary member to compete for the title of Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago’s Youth of the Year.
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The Youth of the Year Award is the organization’s highest local honor; rewarding leadership, service and academic standing. The competition gives us a rare glimpse into the lives of Chicago’s youth positively affected by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, and provides an opportunity to celebrate the success of its members, the efforts of its staff and volunteers, and the powerful impact of its programs.

The Youth of the Year Award competition includes several steps along the way, culminating in a public speech, which was held at a Navy Pier event. Those in attendance included Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
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The purpose of the video was to show attendees what the nominees face in their individual neighborhoods, what they did to prepare for the speech, and how the Clubs impact their lives. We filmed at four of the organization’s Clubs, filmed b-roll of various preparations for the competition, and conducted eleven interviews. Our services also included a local TV news station b-roll drop for local newscasts.
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When the video played at the Navy Pier event to over 900 people, it received a huge round of applause (and even some tears). It has been an amazing journey and we want to congratulate Evelyn from the Cotter Club for winning the award! To watch a recap video of the Youth of the Year event, CLICK HERE.

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