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.
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.
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.