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A Premier Leadership Program

Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program, celebrates teens for exemplary achievements in academics, leadership, and service.

Each year, one Club teen is awarded the Youth of the Year title, serving as ambassador for the Clubs and a voice for all members. The Youth of the Year receives the Keller Family Scholarship for post-secondary education (up to $10,000), a computer, and a chance to compete for additional scholarships and recognition at the state and national levels.

2024 Youth of the Year

Congratulations, TeAndre W.!

  • Club: Champion Companies Milo-Grogan Club
  • Length of Membership: 2 Years
  • Career Interest: Flying helicopters for the police force.
  • Defining Characteristics: Self-motivator, creative thinker

“My journey to overcome anxiety started at the Boys & Girls Club. It was not about academic recognition, it celebrated personal growth that became a catalyst for change.” – TeAndre W.



Youth of the Year Finalists

  • Caden G.

    Northland High School Club

  • Jalik K.

    South Side Club

  • Kira R.

    Oak Street Club - Marion

Junior Youth of the Year Awardees

Junior Youth of the Year helps Club members ages 10 – 13 foster leadership skills and prepares them for later participation in the Youth of the Year program.

  • Ivan A.

    Newark Awardee

  • Alexandria L.

    Marion Awardee

  • LeCrae W.

    Columbus Awardee

Thank You to Our Youth of the Year Sponsors!

  • Bailey Cavalieri LLC

  • CDC Medical

  • Easton Community Foundation

  • Hexion Inc.

  • George J. Igel & Co, Inc.

  • Oswald Companies