Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Maytag share a heritage of dependability dating back more than 100 years.  Maytag builds high-performing and dependable products, and communities across America depend on Boys & Girls Clubs to help young people achieve great futures. This year Maytag brand and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) will honor 24 Boys & Girls Club professionals and volunteers for their dependable, positive impact on America’s youth with a Maytag Dependable Leader Award. Recipients will receive this distinction along with a $20,000 financial award to support the Club’s efforts to be a safe, dependable place that enable young people to achieve great futures.  The grant will further extend the individual’s respective focus with the Clubs to continue and enhance their demonstrated commitment to helping youth achieve great futures.

During the past three years, Maytag and BGCA have recognized and promoted dependability – a quality that is at the core of what the Clubs do every day and is central to Maytag brand. The Dependable Leader Award program is an extension of the three-year partnership that Maytag brand has had with BGCA.

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About Maytag Brand
For more than a century, Maytag brand appliances have been synonymous with dependability and durability. Through the commitment of Whirlpool Corporation, Maytag brand’s enduring tradition of quality production and performance continues to thrive. Exceptionally durable, commercial-grade components are found in many Maytag brand appliances – including Maytag® Maxima® front-load and Maytag® Bravos® top-load washers and dryers. Maytag brand is part of the Whirlpool Corporation, the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $19 billion in 2011, 68,000 employees, and 66 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. For more information on any Maytag brand appliance, visit

Maytag Dependable Leader: America’s Vote 2013
In 2013 Maytag and Boys &' Girls Clubs of America honored 24 Club professionals, volunteers and members for their dependable, positive impact on youth with the "Maytag Dependable Leader" Awards. America was given the task of choosing the 25th honoree and selected Ethan Harris, Club member at Boys & Girls Club of Bryant (Ark.)! Ethan, in addition to receiving the distinction of being named a 2013 ‘Maytag Dependable Leader,' has won a $20,000 award to help his Club, Boys & Girls Club of Bryant, efforts to be a safe, dependable place that enables young people to have great futures. See his winning video below.

Age Category 13-15
20% of Club members are 11-12 years of age.