Every year, one teen is selected from each of our Clubs as a Club Youth of the Year. To be selected is an honor, as it means the member has demonstrated exemplary behavior, strong morals, and the values of the Boys & Girls Clubs mission. Each of these members then have the opportunity to compete for the title of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula's Youth of the Year. That title is a mouthful, but it comes with incredible opportunity and reward. Our Youth of the Year is presented a scholarship and is entered into the State Youth of the Year competition for a chance to advance to Regional and National competition and a chance to represent Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Many of our Youth of the Year candidates take part in more than one of our life-changing programs. From Ready to Work to Triple Play, from Keystone Club to Cheerleading, these members take advantage of what our Clubs have to offer. Not only do they receive many benefits from their Clubs, they also give back. For these members, the Club is not just a place to hang out after school; the Club is a home away from home and the other members, volunteers, and staff are family.
We know that each of these members has a bright future to look forward to with many successes. They have the passion and the responsibility to achieve their goals. We cannot wait to see what their next steps are in life and look forward to their continued involvement in our mission as members and future alumni. Please help us congratulate these outstanding youth on this accomplishment!
Meet the Youth of the Year Finalists:
We also want to give a big congratulations to the other Candidates:
And not pictured, Kania Hammie-King from Lassiter Courts.
Our Youth of the Year Winner will be announced at our 29th Annual Steak 'N Burger Dinner. Each of the finalists will speak to the audience about their experience with Boys & Girls Clubs before the announcement is made. If you are interested in supporting our youth by attending the event, you can purchase tickets on the event page.
For the next few weeks leading up to Steak 'N Burger, we will feature our Finalists in a special blog series. Stay tuned to learn more about these incredible young men and women!
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