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meet our 2016 youth of the year...

"I feel safe and confident when I am at the Club because I can be myself and I don't have to act like somebody I'm not."That is how Kristy, our Young Woman of the Year, feels about her Boys & Girls Club. In addition to the many programs she is involved in here at the Union Street Clubhouse, Kristy is a member of her school's orchestra and track team. She enjoys singing, playing musical instruments and creating art, and the Club has given her access to enhance her creative and leadership qualities.

"My vision for America's youth is for people to realize the value of rolling up your sleeves and putting in good, honest work." Justin, our 2016 Young Man of the Year, values education and works hard to obtain and maintain good grades in school. Justin is an athlete at school and a leader in our community, volunteering for many events in service to others.

Kristy and Justin were awarded the Youth of the Year honor at our Annual Awards Night Dinner in early June that recognized nearly 50 Boys & Girls Club members for their outstanding achievement this past program year. We look forward to another GREAT year in 2016-2017.


Selected among six outstanding youth, Arielys has been named the 2016 New Hampshire Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). The Youth of the Year title is a prestigious honor bestowed upon an exemplary young person in recognition of leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to a healthy lifestyle. As NH Youth of the Year, Arielys will serve as an ambassador for all teens in the state, will receive $16,000 in scholarships from BGCA, the Ninety-Nine Restaurants and an anonymous donor, and will go on to compete in the regional Youth of the Year, ultimately vying for the national title.. We wish Arielys all the best as she meets up with the other state winners from the Northeast Region in August!

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