Each year, one exceptional Club member is selected to be the National Youth of the Year, serving as an ambassador for Boys & Girls Club youth as well as a voice for all of our nation’s young people. Over the decades, these individuals have exemplified the Boys & Girls Club mission and are proof to the impact Clubs make in transforming and saving kids’ lives. National Youth of the Year winners have achieved success in a variety of industries, including entertainment, politics, business and sports.
Becoming National Youth of the Year is an exciting and inspiring journey. Each year, thousands of Club teens participate in local, state and regional Youth of the Year events. Six teens, including five regional winners and a national military youth winner, advance to Washington, D.C., for the National Youth of the Year Gala & Celebration Dinner, where one outstanding young person is named Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s national teen spokesperson. The National Youth of the Year is a role model, leader and advocate for the nearly 4 million youth served by Boys & Girls Clubs each year, and all of America’s young people.
This year, Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club is happy to announce Isabela A. as the 2017 Youth of the Year. Isabela was one out of 18 participants to compete in the Northern California Youth of the Year Celebration at Microsoft. We are proud to announce that Isabela completed the competition as a Finalist in the Top 9, receiving a $250 scholarship. Isabela is a senior at Burlingame High School and has been a member at the Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club since 2014. Upon her graduation from High School, Isabela plans to attend a 4-Year college in the East Coast.