2017 Washington State Youth of the Year
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR YOUTH!
Back row, left to right: Brianna M., Cody M., Sunaura D., Joshua G., Moses S., Kate N.
Middle row, left to right: Heather B., Nyah H., Paula B., Yomara F.
Front row, left to right: Cassandra A., Emily T., Alex G.
Seattle, Wash. – March 24, 2017 – Selected from among 13 outstanding youth at a Gala dinner in Seattle, senior Brianna Mitchell has been named the Washington State Youth of the Year, and sophomore Nyah Hall has been selected as Washington State Military Youth of the Year. Read more.
The Washington State Youth of the Year (YOY) is designed to promote and recognize service to Club and community, academic performance, and contributions to family. Youth from across Washington are selected to represent their local organization and join their counterparts from across the state in sharing their life changing stories at a Gala Dinner event attended by 250 board, staff, and community leaders. The YOY program is multi-day, and includes trainings for participants, interviewing and judging competition, a breakfast reception held at the Governor’s mansion in Olympia, and fun for the teens.
The young people who earn recognition as Youth of the Year are living proof that Boys & Girls Clubs are effective. Indeed, there is no stronger testimony that Clubs are truly the positive place for kids. Once selected as Youth of the Year, the winner begins a one- year term as the teen spokesperson for all Boys & Girls Club members by taking part in community events and activities. All youth of the year participants receive college scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000. The Washington State Youth of the Year winner will also be entered in the regional competition where they will be given the chance to vie for a spot in the national competition held in Washington DC. The youth given the title of National Youth of the Year receives an additional $15,000 scholarship and is installed by the President of the United States.
2017 Youth of the Years with Governor Inslee
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