Programs


Santa Clara County “Salute to Youth”
This evening of recognition honors young people  for outstanding accomplishment in areas such as community service, religion, vocational arts, visual arts, science, volunteerism, athletics, agriculture, heroism, leadership, and other meaningful categories. The program awards some $6,500 in educational scholarships as well as special awards including the “James J. Guido Spirit of Youth” Award, the “Suzette Galloway Most Inspirational” Award and the Lonnie Toensfeldt Community Service Award.

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Youth Mentor’s Hall of Fame
This recognition program for adults who mentor youth is held in conjunction with the “Salute to Youth Night” Awards Program. Its purpose is to honor unsung heroes who provide services or voluntary skills and energies in areas that contribute to the welfare and vitality of the youth of our community.

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California State Scholarship Competition
Youth Focus annually sponsors two personal development programs for youth from across the state. These scholarship competitions are dynamic educational programs. Participants gain a greater insight and understanding of the true meaning of community service and the value of serving others. The California State Scholarship Competition is open to ages 17-24.

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California State Talent Competition is the state’s largest, oldest and most prestigious youth talent competition. This program offers some $3,000 in talent scholarships. Each participant receives a trophy award. This gives them a reason and purpose to continue their studies, and an incentive to continue to perfect their talents. It also allows them to showcase their abilities to friends, parents and the community at large.

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Greater Bay Area Talent Competition
The Greater Bay Area Talent Competition is Santa Clara County’s largest and most prestigious youth talent competition. Each participant receives a trophy award.

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Piano and Instrumental Adjudication
Held each spring, the Piano and Instrumental Adjudication is another wonderful opportunity for young people to showcase their talents in the arts, with numerous awards presented in recognition of excellence in piano and instrumental performance. Each participant receives a trophy award.

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