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.

Thank you to our 2022 Youth of the Year Sponsors

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