Youth of the Year
A Legacy of Hope & Opportunity
Celebrating exemplary youth who inspire and lead. Our Youth of the Year program recognizes the extraordinary achievements and resilience of young individuals who embody leadership, service, and academic excellence.
In Boys & Girls Clubs around the world, caring staff members encourage and support the Clubs members they serve. Through this nurturing environment, many develop sound character, leadership abilities and the willingness to give back to their community. These are the qualities that make a Youth of the Year. They are also some of the most important qualities young people need to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Each year participants are chosen on local and state levels, culminating with five regional winners meeting in Washington DC, to compete for the National Youth of the Year honor. One exceptional Club member is selected to be the National Youth of the Year, serving as an ambassador for Boys & Girls Clubs youth as well as a voice for all of our nation’s young people. Over the decades, these individuals have exemplified the Boys & Girls Clubs mission and are proof to the impact Clubs make in transforming and saving kids’ lives.
Big Day will be on
February 23, 2024 | Friday
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Treasure Coast Lexus
5121 S US Highway 1,
Fort Pierce, FL 34982-7363,
Nurturing Potential into Leadership.
Becoming National Youth of the Year is an exciting and inspiring journey. Each year, thousands of Club teens participate in local, state and regional Youth of the Year events. Six teens, including five regional winners and a national military youth winner, advance to the National Youth of the Year Celebration, where one outstanding young person is named Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s national teen spokesperson.
The National Youth of the Year is a role model, leader and advocate for the millions of youths served by Boys & Girls Clubs each year, and all of America’s young people.
National Youth of the Year winners have achieved success in a variety of industries, including
Entertainment,Politics, Business and Sports.
Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County believes every kid deserves a great future.
Youth of the Year is our signature effort to foster a new generation of leaders, fully prepared to live and lead in a diverse, global and integrated world economy. Youth of the Year has evolved into a comprehensive leadership development program, which includes
- Youth of the Month
Leadership Recognition Program
- Leadership Recognition Program
Leadership Readiness Program
- Youth of the Year
Leadership Development Program
2024 Youth of the Year
Meet our Youth of the Year candidates, exemplary in character and ambition. These inspiring young individuals exemplify leadership, academic success, and a commitment to community service.
Percy Peek Club
Ken Pruitt Club
Chuck Hill Club
2023 Youth of the Year
For the second year in a row, St. Lucie County has a state Youth of the Year winner in local teen, Mia Morrison.
Leading up to each competition, Mia prepared numerous essays, polished her resume, collected letters of recommendation, and worked with local mentors and businesses to perfect her speech. Simply competing at the state level requires months of hard work and dedication to the program.
Youth of the Year Journey
Follow Mia’s journey as Youth of the Year 2022, showcasing her dedication, talent, and impactful community contribution.
Capturing Moments of Achievement.
Explore our gallery showcasing the journey of our participants. Witness their growth, achievements, and memorable experiences.
Voices of Inspiration and Hope.
Watch our Youth of the Year share their stories of triumph and aspiration. Their journeys are a testament to the impact of support and mentorship.
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