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Our Stories

Our Clubs are filled with amazing stories.

These are the stories of Club members who have overcome incredible obstacles to find success, of parents and caregivers who are thankful that there’s a safe place where kids can go after school, of community members who were able to find assistance at the Club when they couldn’t find a hand anywhere else, and of Club employees and volunteers who always do whatever it takes to help.

The Boys & Girls Club of America Youth of the Year

The Boys & Girls Club of America Youth of the Year scholarship program has honored and celebrated the nation’s most inspiring teens and their incredible journeys. Stories of outstanding leadership, service, academic excellence, and dedication to living a healthy lifestyle have made Youth of the Year America’s premier leadership and recognition program for teens. These amazing young people represent the voice and spirit of hope for America. Inspiring all kids to lead. To succeed. To inspire. Youth of the Year is our signature effort to foster a new generation of leaders, fully prepared to live and lead in a diverse, global and integrated world economy.

2021 BGCTM YOY Kaitlin Nichols

Kaitlin is a Senior at Reno High School and attends our William N. Pennington Clubhouse. She has been a member since 2013 and during her time she has been extremely active as the Keystone Club President and in the LIT & Junior Staff program. Kaitlin is also a varsity cheerleader at Reno High School. Kaitlin’s dream job is to become a social worker. When Kaitlin is not at school or at cheer she is a Jr. Staff at our Pennington Clubhouse.

2021 BGCTM YOY David Saucillo

David is a Junior at Wooster High School and attends our Donald L. Carano Clubhouse. He has been a member since 2011 and during his time he has been extremely active in the LIT & Junior Staff program. David‘s dream job is to become a child social worker or a therapist. When David is not at school or at the Club he is a Sales Associate at Foot Locker.

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2021 Annual Club Video

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