The Boys and Girls Club of Chattanooga will announce the club member who will receive the most coveted award at the Great Futures Luncheon on Friday.
As part of the leadership program at the BGCC, two teen members are picked each month by staff for their leadership within the club. Those participants are interviewed by community volunteers and one is selected to be the leader of the month. Each January the 12 monthly winners participate in a day long interview process, again with community volunteers. At the end of the day, the volunteers pick one participant to receive the David Fussell Outstanding Leadership Award.
The award was named in honor and memory of a long-standing board member, David Fussell, who spent over 30 years of service on the board to better the lives of teen members.
The winner will be announced at the luncheon and will receive a $2,500 college scholarship. The recipient of the award will go on to compete at the state level with other Boys and Girls Club leadership recipients. From there they could have the opportunity to continue at the regional level and ultimately compete at the national level were the winner will be announced by the President of the United States at the Congressional Breakfast and win a $25,000 college scholarship.