It’s an evening like no other.
Each year, GENYOUth’s annual gala brings together our family of partners, friends and students in supporting and celebrating our nation’s greatest change agents: youth. This festive annual event spotlights the impact made towards improving school wellness, while honoring those friends and allies without whom our work would not be possible.
Held in such exciting venues as the Waldorf-Astoria Ballroom, the Ziegfeld Theatre, the American Museum of Natural History’s “Whale Room,” or on board the U.S.S. Intrepid, the Gala is a moving and unforgettable night celebrating our collective work in bringing together private and public partners, convening dialogues, enlisting colleagues, generating insights, building awareness and channeling resources.
GENYOUth’s coveted Vanguard Award is presented each year to an individual or organization whose commitment to youth is exemplary. Honorees have included U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, former SAP CEO Bill McDermott, Big 10 Commissioner Kevin Warren, and the PepsiCo Foundation, with high-profile guests and speakers from the world of media, sports and culture.