St. Charles Junior Youth of the Year
Selected among 6 outstanding youth, 12-year-old Maliyah R. has been recognized as the St. Charles Unit Junior Youth of the Year and named a finalist in the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County Junior Youth of the Year Competition. Three incredible volunteers from the community judged the competition and selected Maliyah as the winner. The volunteers included Erica Jones Priest of Sweet Poppins Gourmet Popcorn, Rebeca McKelvey Circuit Judge Division 1, and Angel Walters Likens of Bogey Hills Country Club. Maliyah will go on to compete at the Organization Level Competition on Wednesday, March 16th. Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County’s Junior Youth of the Year competition is supported locally by BKD CPAs and Advisors through an annual partnership that supports leadership training opportunities for Club members ages 10-13.
Junior Youth of the Year seeks to develop junior leaders ages 10-13 within the Club environment. Not only does the program recognize the leadership achievements of Club youth, Junior Youth of the Year also cultivates their leadership potential, providing the foundation they need for advanced leadership development, academic excellence, and postsecondary success. Through this program, Club youth become motivated to seek leadership opportunities and act as responsible citizens and change agents.
We are thankful for our annual partners and community supporters!