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.
2020 Organizational Winner: Olivia Baker
2020 Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lewis Clark Valley Youth of the Year Candidates
2020 Clarkston Club Youth of the Year
Olivia is a 14-year-old Club Member who has been attending the Clarkston Boys & Girls Club for nearly 3 years. Olivia is involved in several Club programs including Keystone Club, Smart Girls, Diplomas to Degrees, and Jr. Staff. Along with these programs that Olivia participates in at the Club, she has also found her passion and love for art and biology. Olivia also participates in various outside of the Club events and community service projects that are available through the Club. She is passionate about making a difference in younger Club Member’s lives and being a light to those that she meets. When she is not attending the Club, she is using her art skills as an outlet and a way to express herself. Our Club is a better place because of Olivia and we are proud to call her our 2020 Youth of the Year.
2020 Lewiston Club Youth of the Year
Tatum Smith is a 14-year-old Club Member who has been attending the Lewiston Boys & Girls Club since she was five years old. Tatum is involved in several Club programs including Keystone Club, Smart Girls, Diplomas to Degrees, and Jr. Staff. Along with these programs that Tatum participates in at the Club, she is also a cheerleader for Sacajawea Junior High and a 4-H Ambassador. Tatum has shown her passion and commitment to the Club by volunteering for multiple outside of the Club events and community service projects. Tatum is passionate about making our Club a better place through her kindness to others, and by supporting Staff and other Club Members. When she is not at the Club, she is giving back to others in our community by serving where she is needed. Every day that she walks through the doors she makes the Club a better place and we are proud to call her our 2020 Youth of the Year.