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.
Andrea is a 14-year-old Club Member who has been attending the Lewiston Boys & Girls Club since she was seven years old. Andrea is involved in several Club programs including Keystone Club, Smart Girls, Fine Arts, Diplomas to Degrees, and Junior Staff. Along with these programs that Andrea participates in at the Club, she is also a member of the Youth Advisory Board for the Nez Perce Tribe. Andrea is passionate about making our Club a better place through her kindness to others, and she is always the first to lend a helping hand to Staff and other Club Members.
Every day that she walks through the doors she makes the Club a better place, and we are proud to call her our 2023 Lewiston Youth of the Year.
Gabriel is a 17-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, STEM Mentoring 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 2022-23 Clarkston Youth of the Year.