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Meet our 2024 Youth of the Year Candidates

Updated: Apr 3

For 75 years, the Youth of the Year (YOY) program has honored and celebrated the nation’s most inspiring teens and their incredible journeys at Boys & Girls Clubs across the nation. Teens are recognized for service to their Club, community, and family; academic excellence; moral character; and dedication to living a healthy lifestyle. YOY candidates must be between 14 and 18 years of age; have been a Boys & Girls Club member for three years; and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA.

Our 2024 YOY finalists are:  


Club: Brooklyn O’Malley, Baltimore  

Grade: Freshmen  

Career Aspiration: Business & Entrepreneurship 

Fun fact: Ashawnte is an academic achiever, self-motivated, and passionate about servant leadership. 

Quote: “As I look towards the future, I carry with me the lessons and values I have learned at the Club, and I am determined to continue striving for excellence in all aspects of my life.”


Club: Webster Kendrick, Baltimore 

Grade:  Freshman 

Career Aspirations: Wants to own his own business 

Fun fact: AuPrince had his first job at the Club this past summer through Youthworks.  

Quote: “A sense of purpose and commitment guides my journey to what matters to me to impact the world positively.”


Club: Leonards Lane, Cambridge

Grade: Sophomore

Career Aspirations: Pastry chef; culinary arts and business owner

Fun fact: Madison wants to learn how to play the piano and guitar.  

Quote: “My friends matter to me, my family matters to me, my memories, my hobbies, and my future as well.”

Through their passion, innovation, and unwavering determination, they strive to make meaningful contributions to their communities and beyond. As they vie for this prestigious title, they showcase not only their individual achievements but also the collective power of youth to effect positive change in the world. 

Our 2024 Youth of the Year competition is on April 5 at Access Holdings. Check back in to see who is crowned our winner.  


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