About Youth of the Year

Youth of the Year is Boys & Girls Club’s premier recognition program, celebrating members for their outstanding achievements in leadership, service, and academic excellence. Each year, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Ohio awards its highest honor to one exceptional teen who exemplifies the Boys & Girls Club mission and promotes the Club’s values in his or her community.

Save the Date!

March 1, 2022

Meet Brandon, 2021 Youth of the Year!



Brandon Everett
Age: 16
Club Member: 2 years
Club: R.I.S.E.
Career Aspiration: Art Teacher






“For so many years, I had responsibilities that were beyond my age. At the Club, I was able to be myself. The Boys & Girls Club has always been accepting of who I am and has made me feel like I belong.” – Brandon Everett, 2021 Youth of the Year

Junior Youth of the Year

Junior Youth of the Year exposes kids ages 10-13 to leadership roles and community service, preparing them for the rigor of the Youth of the Year program.

Congratulations Keivon , 2021 Junior Youth of the Year

“Life cannot be lived unless it is lived to its fullest. At the Boys & Club, I get the opportunity to live to my greatest potential.”

– Keivon Ragland, 2021 Junior Youth of the Year