Nurturing and guiding youthful potential and developing a moral compass through leadership, volunteerism and community service.
YOUTH OF THE YEAR
The Youth of the Year program recognizes and celebrates leadership, academic success, civic responsibility and engagement. Coupled with instilling good character, the Youth of the Year program is an essential part of every Club’s youth development experience. Youth of the Year candidates demonstrate positive self-esteem and personal growth; serve as ambassadors for the Club and community; and become voices and advocates of the Club experience. Their success is our triumph.
Being named BGCPBC Youth of the Year is the highest honor a Club member can achieve. Local Youth of the Year winners go on to compete on a state, regional and national levels.
2011 Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County Youth of the Year
Clynisha Y. Clark
Clynisha has been a member of Florence De George Boys & Girls Club since she was 7 years old. Now 18, Clynisha embodies what hard work and her belief in her club means. Clynisha attends Palm Beach Lakes High School and is also enrolled in Palm Beach Community College. In high school she is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. At her Club she was an active member of the Keystone Club and Vice President of Rise & Shine, a community food-co-op established by teen members of the Club. Clynisha states that the Boys & Girls Club made big impact on her life. “ It was a place I could got to and be with the people I care about and most importantly a place where I could make a difference."