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Ashawnte Named 2024 Youth of the Year

On April 5, we crowned our 2024 Youth of the Year, Ashawnte J., in a competition at Access Holdings office in downtown Baltimore.  

As a valued corporate partner, Access Holdings supports BGCMB year-round with contributions of time, talent, and treasure, and has been a fabulous host of our competition for two years running! At Friday’s competition, Access Holdings employees joined the crowd to cheer on our candidates alongside their family members and BGCMB staff.  Drew Yager, a Senior Analyst at Access Holdings said, “We are proud to partner with The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore and play a role in their mission to guide teens toward a bright and productive future!” 

Ashawnte will advance to represent BGCMB in the statewide competition in May.  

Congratulations to all three of our YOY candidates, Ashawnte, Madison and AuPrince, for their courage to compete.   

Learn more about our 2024 candidate here 

At the competition, BGCMB also celebrated our seven Junior Youth of the Year candidates who are emerging leaders (ages 10-13) at their Clubs. Junior YOY prepares our Club members for participation in the Youth of the Year program.  

We are so proud of all our Youth of the Year candidates and their remarkable achievements. We cant wait to see where you grow from here! 

Youth of the Year 

  • Ashawnte J. – Brooklyn O’Malley  

  • Madison B. – Leonards Lane 

  • AuPrince S. – Webster Kendrick  

Junior Youth of the Year 

  • Faith K. – Leonard’s Lane 

  • Mithnaida S.- Truitt 

  • Ashton M.- Webster Kendrick 

  • Taylor T.- Westport 

  • Kiley M.- Brooklyn O’ Malley 


About Youth of the Year 

Since 1947, Boys & Girls Club’s Youth of the Year program has honored and celebrated the nation’s most inspiring teens and their journeys. Youth of the Year recognizes teens for their community service, academic excellence, character, and dedication to living a healthy lifestyle. Year-round programming culminates in an annual competition to crown one teen our Youth of the Year. 


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