Youth of the Year


mason Smith

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.

Youth of the Year

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lewis Clark Valley 


Youth of the Year

2021 LEWISTON Club

Mason Smith

Mason is a 14-year-old Club Member who has been attending the Challengers Program, the Lewiston Club and involved in Athletic Programs since 2015. Since the beginning of Mason’s Club journey, he has always been a shining light throughout all of our Club Programs. Mason never fails to provide fellow Club members and Club Staff with entertainment, and is always there to share a good laugh.

Along with his Club endeavors, Mason is also highly involved in his School Student Body where he serves as ASB President. One of Mason’s greatest strengths is his dedication and passion for whatever he puts his mind to. For the past 7 years, Mason has made our Clubs a more enjoyable place for Staff and Club Members alike, and we look forward to seeing what he accomplishes in the years to come.


Youth of the Year

2021 Clarkston Club

Gabriel Gutierrez

Gabriel is a 16-year-old Club Member who has been attending the Clarkston Boys & Girls Club since 2013. Gabriel is involved in several Club programs including Keystone Club, Diplomas to Degrees, and Jr. Staff. Along with these programs that Gabriel participates in at the Club, he also thinks of the Club as his second home. He is passionate about spreading positivity and gaining awareness of Club Member’s feelings.

When he is not attending the Club, he is using his writing skills as a way to express himself. The Clarkston Club is a better place because of Gabriel and we are proud to call him the 2022 Clarkston Youth of the Year.


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