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Youth of the Year

Youth of the Year

Youth of the Year is the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier youth recognition program.  It promotes and celebrates service to Club, community and family, academic performance, moral character, life goals, poise and public speaking ability.
Our organization selects one Youth of the Year from members ages 14-18 who then proceeds to a state-wide competition.  If chosen as the state winner they will have the opportunity to compete in a regional competition.  The five regional winners across the country then compete for the National Youth of the Year.  This honor is installed by the President of the United States of America.


2018 Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lewis Clark Valley Youth of the Year Candidates

Chloe Thompson
2018 Lapwai Club Youth of the Year

Chloe Thompson is a member of the Boys & Girls Club of the Lewis Clark Valley’s (Lapwai Unit), where she has been an active member and participant for the past 10 years.  She is a junior attending Lapwai High School and is an Honor Roll student who has obtained a 4.0 gpa. She is a regular attendee of her Clubhouse and has participated in numerous life enhancing programs and activities, which she accredits to helping her build positive character and leadership skills. Chloe is an easy going, strong and confident young leader.
Chloe is a member of the Jr. Staff program and has helped work alongside program staff in implementing programs and activities for Club members. She is also the President of her Club’s Keystone Club and has helped plan and organize community service projects. Other programs Chloe has been involved in are: Money Matters, Go On, Power Hour, Youth of the Month and Youth of the Year.
Chloe is a responsible, caring and helpful person who is a great example for her peers, younger members and staff. She is an exceptional Club member and representative for her Boys & Girls Club, family, friends and community, whom she has made a lasting and positive impact on.

Karmen Johnson
2018 Clarkston Club Youth of the Year

Karmen Johnson is a 14 year old Club member and has been attending the Clarkston Boys & Girls Club for the past 9 years. Karmen also enjoys playing violin and was a member of the 8th grade varsity volleyball team. Karmen aims high in everything she does, and models this with her academic achievement as well as her involvement at the Club. Karmen is the current Keystone Club President and works hard to make the Clarkston Club a positive experience for all of the members who walk through the door. She is always involved in fundraising activities, Club service, and community service opportunities that are available through the Club.  Karmen is caring and has a heart for service towards others. She truly leads by example whether it is with younger members or her own peers in the teen center. The Clarkston Club is proud that Karmen Johnson is representing them as their Youth of the Year.

Arianna Bounds
2018 Lewiston Club Youth of the Year

Arianna Bounds is a 17 year old member from the Lewiston Boys & Girls Club. She has been a member for the last 12 years, and is currently a senior at Lewiston High School. Arianna is a hard working leader and role model to anyone that she comes in contact with. She stays very involved at the Club, having participated in programs such as Keystone Club, Go On, Money Matters, Girls Club, Power Hour, and the Challengers Junior Staff program.  Arianna is a leader inside and outside of the Club; holding two jobs, providing for herself and her family, being involved in theater both with her high school and the Civic Theater, all while maintaining a positive attitude and being a light in spite of the difficulties that have surrounded her. Her resiliency and positive attitude have made her Youth of the Year quality for years and makes her an amazing representative for the Lewiston Club.

Press Release – Annual Awards Banquet 2018

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lewis Clark Valley Recognize Local Youth, Board Members, Staff & Volunteers

Date: January 19, 2018

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lewis Clark Valley and P1FCU honored outstanding youth members, Board Members, staff and volunteers at their Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on Friday, January 19th, at the Clarkston Quality Inn.  In 2017 the Club served over 5,500 youth in our community, and this event was an opportunity to recognize the dedicated individuals who make that outreach happen.  The event was sponsored by P1FCU.
2018 Youth of the Year
The highlight of the evening was hearing speeches by three candidates competing for the title of 2018 Organizational Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lewis Clark Valley.  Arianna Bounds (a High School Senior) from the Lewiston Club, Chloe Thompson (a Junior) from the Lapwai Club, and Karmen Johnson (an 8th grader) from the Clarkston Club all gave powerful and moving speeches discussing how the Club had played a significant role in their lives.  The actual competition had been judged on the Wednesday prior, with this evenings announcing of the winner.  The judges panel included Coco Umiker – Clearwater Canyon Cellars, Samantha Skinner – Twin County United Way Executive Director and Christina Hammond – Niimipu Health Nez Perce Tribe.
All three judges took a moment to share highlights of each candidate before presenting the 2018 Organizational Youth of the Year award to Arianna Bounds of Lewiston.  They had a wonderful experience throughout the selection process, getting to know these amazing young ambassadors for the three Clubs and our community.  Arianna, Chloe, and Karmen are truly an inspiration. Arianna Bounds will go on to represent us at the Idaho State Competition in Boise next month.  Best of luck Arianna! We are all cheering for you!
Board of Directors
Mike MacDowell, President of the Board of Directors, and Jon Evans, Executive Director for the Boys & Girls Clubs, presented the Board Member of the Year Award to Jackie Peer, who is entering her fourth year as a Board Member.  Also presented was the Board Member Rookie of the Year Award going to Dr. Sennett Pierce.
We also had four Board Members this year recognized for achieving service milestones.  Don Wee was recognized for 5 years of service,  Tobe Finch and Mike MacDowell were recognized for 10 years of service and Joe Hall was recognized for 20 years of service.  It is a such a great privilege working with our Board Members who all demonstrate a devotion to our Clubs, our youth, and our community!  Thank you!
Scholarship Committee
Riley Powe, a P1FCU Financial Advisor, representing the Scholarship Committee of the Boys & Girls Clubs, presented Board President, Mike MacDowell, with a check for $18,794.38.  This supports the Club’s scholarship fund to ensure no child is turned away due to financial hardship.  This amount was raised through several events during 2017 including the Annual Christmas Tree Pickup, the Thunderbird Golf Tournament, and Kid Zone at Hot August Nights.
Volunteer of the Year
Jon Evans, the Executive Director for the Boys & Girls Clubs, recognized Kyle Conklin with the 2018 Volunteer of the Year award for his outstanding service on the Scholarship Committee and organization of the Annual Thunderbird Golf Tournament.
Coach of the Year
Jon Evans, the Executive Director for the Boys & Girls Clubs, presented Jason Earl with the Coach of the Year award.  Jason has been a coach for the Club every season for over 7 years for flag football, basketball and soccer. He is consistently one of the most requested coaches in our sports program.
Staff Member Awards
Jon Evans, the Executive Director for the Boys & Girls Clubs, presented the Management Staff member of the Year Award to Heidi Hagen.  Heidi has been a Club staffer for nearly 10 years.  She started out and currently serves as the Club’s Kindergarten Director, and in the past as a former Clarkston Unit Director and Summer Challengers Director.  Heidi always pours her heart and energy into the Club and really has a passion for the youth and community she serves.
Makenzie Fuller, the Clarkston Unit Director, presented her Clarkston Staff of the Year Award to Victoria Torchillo.
Issac Sisto, the Lapwai Unit Director, presented his Lapwai Staff of the Year Award to Elizabeth Fernandez.
Largent Reeb, the Lewiston Unit Director, presented his Lewiston Staff of the Year Award to Miranda Beuke.
McQuary Scholarship Award Winners
The Kip & Aluerdine McQuary College Scholarship program is in its 33rd year.  Along with their son, Don McQuary, we at the Club are honored to continue their legacy of supporting our community’s youth with this wonderful gift each year.  The scholarships are awarded to current staff who have worked with the Club for over one year and maintain a full time school schedule along with working full or part time.  The following staff members were selected as recipients of the Kip & Aluerdine McQuary Memorial Scholarship fund for 2018.
Makenzie Fuller, Clarkston Club
Miranda Beuke, Lewiston Club
Isaac Sienknecht, Clarkston Club
Shea Sweley, Clarkston Club
Devante Ortiz, Lapwai Club
Bryson Sischo, Clarkston Club
Emily Leiterman, Clarkston Club
Our three Club Youth of the Year representatives, Arianna, Chloe, and Karmen, also were awarded scholarships for their higher education from the Kip & Aluerdine McQuary Scholarship program.  Thank you to the McQuary family for this long honored tradition of supporting the ongoing education of our youth and staff!
Thank you Chris Loseth and P1FCU for sponsoring this great event, and for all who attended, to celebrate the recognition of the outstanding youth, Board, staff and volunteers in our community.

Annual Auction

Annual Auction


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Auction Catalog/ Sponsors


It was a very successful and fun event for all!  Please be sure to thank all our sponsors listed below as you do business with them throughout the year.  We encourage you to buy local as these great businesses support local.  Hope to see you all again next year on November 3rd.

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Great Futures Campaign

Great Futures Campaign

America’s kids are in crisis. Our nation’s state of poor academic performance, obesity, drug use, and youth-related violence are cause for alarm and national action. A key component of the solution is out-of-school time.

Yet every day, 15 million kids (1 in 4) leave school with no place to go, putting them at risk of being unsupervised, unguided and unsafe1. During the summer, an alarming 43 million (3 out of 4) kids in America lack access to summer learning programs2, increasing their risk of learning loss and putting them at a disadvantage before the school year starts.
Today, Boys & Girls Clubs of America launches the Great Futures Campaign to call attention to the crisis facing kids and “redefine the opportunity equation” by elevating the role of out-of-school time in reversing these negative trends. The Great Futures Campaign, the Campaign for America’s kids, will mobilize the nation in support of after-school and summer programs that tackle these issues to inspire and empower more youth toward success.
“At Boys & Girls Clubs, we believe that every young person in America deserves a great future and that ensuring a safe, productive place for them to spend out-of-school time is a vital, yet overlooked, factor,” said Jim Clark, President and CEO for BGCA. “As the nation prepares to go back to school, we want to ensure that after school is part of the discussion because School + Out-of-School = Great Futures. We’re launching the Great Futures Campaign to galvanize the nation in support of out-of-school time programs to change the future for our kids and our country.”obesity, drug use, and youth-related violence are cause for alarm and national action. A key component of the solution is out-of-school time.


Partnership for Kids


During the month of April, watch for our banners, in store shelf signs, table tents and investor cards.

Please help our kids by supporting our participating investors listed below.
It’s a great way to help give kids a positive place to spend their free time.


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Keep the Ball Rolling


Saturday August 27, 2016

During Lewiston’s Hot August Nights

Info / Adopt a Ball / Sponsors / Gallery

major sponsors

WIN $500 In Cash!

Or one of the following Gift Certificates:

  • P1FCU – $250 Visa Gift Card
  • Happy Day Corporation – $250 Visa Gift Card
  • Brock’s/Brava’s Town Squre – $250 in Gift Certificates
  • Clarkston Auto Sales – $250 Visa Gift Card

If your ball is one of the first five balls to reach the finish line you’ll be a winner!

Adopt a ball for $5 or 5 for $20

Course Sponsors:
  • Clearwater River Casino
  • Printcraft Printing
  • Twin River National Bank
  • Columbia Bank
  • Century 21 Price Right Realty
  • Quality Inn & Suites

Promo Gallery:

Joe Hall Built Ford Tough Open

Joe Hall Built Ford Tough Open

Online Registration | Paper Registration


Golf Season is right around the corner, which means it’s time for the 51st Annual Joe Hall Built Ford Tough Open, a benefit for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lewis Clark Valley Scholarship Committee.

The Scholarship Committee’s motto is “No child will ever be turned away due to financial hardship!”  All proceeds from the Joe Hall Built Ford Tough Open provide scholarships for low income children to utilize Boys and Girls Clubs programs including Club Cab – transportation to and from the Club, Early Bird – our before school program, Summer Programs, Athletics, and more.  Please join us in golfing for a great cause!

The 51st Annual Built Ford Tough Open, is presented by Joe Hall Ford, and will be played on Friday, May 18th at the Bryden Canyon Golf Course in Lewiston, Idaho.  Each participant’s entry will include a Tee Prize, Dinner, Prize Raffle, Cart Rental and more. Dinner after the tournament is sponsored by P1FCU, were there is more chances to win great prizes!  In addition, there will be a minimum of $1,500 in cash payouts to include gross and net flight winners ~ KP’s ~ Long Drive & Longest Putt Prizes!  

*NEW THIS YEAR: SKINS POT (with $1,500 Minimum in Added Money):  With a $20 additional per team buy in, you will have the opportunity win cash for having the best score at each hole.  The pot increases in value if there is no best score to be carried over to the next hole and the next until a winner is determined.  This new prize opportunity is brought to you by P1FCU.

The tournament is a 2 person scramble with a 1:00 pm shotgun start at the Bryden Canyon Golf Course.  A rules review will occur at 12:45 pm.  Check in and registration opens at 11:00 am.

Please select the registration link above, and complete a registration for each 2 person team.  This year’s cost is $95 per golfer and the field is limited so don’t delay.

If you have any questions, please contact Joshua Paparazzo at the Boys & Girls Club: [email protected].

Thank you for your past, present and future support of the Boys and Girls Clubs Scholarship Committee.  See you on the links.

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Lewiston Branch:
1021 Burrell Ave Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: (208) 743-4568
Fax: (208) 746-4737
Clarkston Branch:
1414 Highland Ave. Clarkston, WA 99403
Phone: (509) 758-9647
Fax: (509) 751-0882
Lapwai Branch:
104 Agency Road, Lapwai ID 83540
Phone: (208) 843-9371
Fax: (208) 843-9370