Youth of the Year

Since 1947, Youth of the Year has been Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Club members. Each year, one exceptional young person from a Boys & Girls Club rises to the role of National Youth of the Year. The National Youth of the Year serves as both an exemplary ambassador for Boys & Girls Club youth and as a strong voice for all of our nation’s young people.



to our 2017 Youth of the Year finalist Ananda Cromwell of the Webster Kendrick Club!

Ananda is a 4 year member of the Webster Kendrick Club who has dedicated her time in giving back to the Club. She is an advocate for helping make a change in the lives of the children. After graduating from high school she plans on attending Bowie State to study nursing. Ananda has a passion for basketball and staying fit. She works out everyday to live a healthy lifestyle. Her club experience has taught her that the no dream or goal is never too small to accomplish. Her experience has led her to winning the organizational Youth of the Year and representing the organization at the State level. She exemplifies courage, success, and determination.  Ananda is currently working at the Webster Kendrick Club where she will continue to mentor and coach kids in the same manner that she received.