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.

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