Please join us virtually for our annual Youth of the Year Celebration! During the event you will meet this year's candidates and help us choose a youth leader to represent
Please join us virtually for our annual Youth of the Year Celebration! During the event you will meet this year’s candidates and help us choose a youth leader to represent our Club.
Being named Youth of the Year is the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can receive. The title recognizes outstanding contributions to a member’s family, school, community, and Boys & Girls Club, as well as personal challenges and obstacles overcome.
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm
How to join: Please join us virtually via ZOOM.
Meeting ID: 822 6498 4375
For more information about the Youth of the Year Celebration, please contact Cherima Folston at 401.722.8840 x814 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Youth of the Year:
Each year, one extraordinary Boys & Girls Clubs of Pawtucket member, ages 14-18, who exemplifies outstanding commitment to leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to living a healthy lifestyle is selected to be the BGCP Youth of the Year.
Following the Pawtucket competition, the winner will compete in a state wide selection to become the regional candidate. From there, the candidate chose to represent RI will compete to be the National Youth of the Year, serving as an ambassador for all Boys & Girls Clubs.
YOY is the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier leadership and recognition program for teens to participate in.
2020 Youth of the Year:
Anthony Morgan, Jr. is a junior at Charles E. Shea High School and has been a Club member for over three years. During his time at the Club, he has established both lifelong goals and friendships. Morgan is dedicated to his community and his own personal growth taking advantage of all the opportunities available to him at the Club. He participates in programs such as the Keystone Club, Passport to Manhood and serves on the Club’s Teen Advisory Board. The Club’s athletic programs also play a big part in Morgan’s overall experience at the Club, as he enjoys learning new skills from both staff and other members.
Morgan is an exceptional student, and often speaks with staff members about his plans after high school graduation and future ambitions. At the young age of 17-years-old, he already understands the importance of playing a vital role in the community. Currently, he is involved in Project Relief, where he is working with other students to help organize a clothing drive for communities in need. In the fall, he volunteered with the Club’s annual Turkey Express Program, that provides Thanksgiving meals to Club families.
(Thursday) 6:00 pm