I think a role model is a mentor - someone you see on a daily basis, and you learn from them. - Denzel Washington Boys & Girls Club Alumnus …
Talayeh's Youth of the Year presentation
Talayeh has been a Boys & Girls Club member for 7 years. Talayeh is currently a Junior at Fort Pierce Central High School. Talayeh is a lover of the arts and enjoys singing, dancing, and creating her own masterpieces. Talayeh wishes to attend college where she will pursue her degree in law and dreams of one day becoming a State Attorney.
Talayeh believes that in order to end violence in our community that equality should be embraced and youth should be encouraged to love themselves and speak for themselves. Talayeh asks youth to adopt the following quote by Kim Nam Jun of BTS into their mindset, “No matter who you are, where you’re from, your skin color, your gender identity; just speak yourself. Find your voice and find your name by speaking yourself.” Talayeh identifies the supportive relationships at her Boys & Girls Club as helping her speak herself and overcoming challenges she has faced in her life.
“It is not right to bully someone who has insecurities because all of us go through something. Whether you show it or not, at the end of the day everybody goes through something. I will help youth in my community by showing them that negative opinions of others do not matter because at the end of the day you are the one who matters in your own life.” –Talayeh Hills
Please congratulate Talayeh, our 2021 Chuck Hill Youth of the Year!