Youth of the Year

2016 Youths of the Year

Brianna
Our Portland Club's 2016 Youth of the Year, Brianna, has been a member for five years. She received the 2014 Creighton Gatchell Memorial Award recognizing the Club's member of the year and was a High Honor Roll student at King Middle School. Brianna plans to attend SMCC in the fall to study photography.

Click on a name to watch his/her speech at the State Youth of the Year dinner.
Naumu
Our Riverton Club's 2016 Youth of the Year, Naumu, has been a member for seven years. She's participated in many programs including Junior Staff, Pihcintu Choir and Keystone Club. Naumu has performed over 150 hours of community service this year and plans to attend the University of Indiana in the fall to become a youth counselor.
Kristina
Our South Portland Club's 2016 Youth of the Year, Kristina, has been a member for 12 years. She learned to swim through the Michael Phelps Foundation's "IM" learn to swim program at the Clubs and has been involved with Torch Club, cooking and sewing clubs and photography. Kristina takes honor courses in high school and plans to attend Georgetown College in Kentucky this fall to become a veterinarian.
Christian
Our Auburn/Lewiston Club's 2016 Youth of the Year, Christian was named the 2016 Maine Youth of the Year at the competition held in Augusta. Christian has been a member for 10 years, was named the 2013 Junior Youth of the Year and earned over 300 hours of community service in 2015. Christian plans to attend UMaine Presque Isle in the fall to study Physical Education and Business Management.
Christian received his Gold Medal Presidential Award at Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Advanced Leadership Institute in Atlanta, held recently for all State Youth of the Year winners.
Garrett, our Auburn/Lewiston Club's 2016 Junior Youth of the Year with Christian, our 2016 Maine Youth of the Year


Academic Success

Programs that help Club members graduate from high school ready for collage, trade school, military or employment.


Good Character + Citizenship

Programs that help Club members be engaged citizens involved in the community, register to vote and model strong character.


Healthy Lifesyles

Programs that help Club members adopt a healthy diet, practice healthy lifestyle choices and make a lifelong commitment to fitness.
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