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Breakfast to Profile Inspirational Stories & Achievements of Club Members

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis will celebrate a group of special youth during the annual Youth of the Year celebration at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.Boys and Girls Club of Indianapolis2017-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Breakfast to Profile Inspirational Stories & Achievements of Club Members

Boys and Girls Clubs of Indianapolis

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis will once again be celebrating a group of special youth.

The annual Youth of the Year celebration takes place Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. in Pacers Square at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Youth of the Year is the highest honor a club member can achieve and recognizes members for their outstanding contributions to their family, school, community and Club, as well as the personal challenges and obstacles they have overcome.

“I cannot think of a better way to celebrate the achievements of our kids. They often have extraordinary hardships to overcome and it is a privilege to honor them for their leadership skills and to recognize them for the positive choices they are making on their journey to adulthood,” says Rick Whitten, executive director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis” 

Elementary & Middle School Youth of the Year honorees include:

  • Wyatt Payton, LeGore Boys & Girls Club (Elementary Youth of the Year)
  • Adriannah Dehoney, LeGore Boys & Girls Club (Middle School Youth of the Year)

High School Youth of the Year honorees include:

  • Jose Bravo, Keenan-Stahl Boys & Girls Club (Winner)
  • Ishmael Strong, Finish Line Boys & Girls Club (Finalist)
  • Hannah Phillips, LeGore Boys & Girls Club (Finalist)
  • Kaylah Wolfork, Wheeler-Dowe Boys & Girls Club (Finalist)
  • Rachel Etabo, Lilly Boys & Girls Club (Finalist)

The winner of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis High School Youth of the Year goes on to the state competition, and the state winner onto the regional level.

 

 

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