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St. Charles, MO, December 2, 2022

St. Charles Unit Junior Youth of the Year Participants volunteered at Blanchette Park with St. Charles Parks Department.

Each year, Boys & Girls Clubs across the nation honor one local youth as the Junior Youth of the Year. Participants are outstanding Club members, 10 to 13 years of age, who exhibit exceptional leadership skills, academic achievement, and outstanding service to their Club and community. 

Six Club members & two Club volunteers visited Blanchette Park in St. Charles and worked hard to spread 50 cubic yards of mulch. The temperatures were in the 30’s but the youth and volunteers worked hard as a team and made a huge difference in the exercise equipment area for Blanchette parkgoers to enjoy.

Locally sponsored by FORVIS and nationally sponsored by Toyota and Mondelez International, the Junior Youth of the Year program provides opportunities for local youth to gain essential career and life skills and increase their confidence. Through community service field trips such as this, Club youth become motivated to seek opportunities for leadership and to act as responsible citizens and change agents.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County:

For 70 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County (BGCSTC) has provided a safe place for kids and teens to learn and grow. Clubs offer caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs daily during critical non-school hours. Boys & Girls Clubs programming promotes academic success, good character & leadership, and healthy lifestyles. Through annual summer camps, after-school programming, and community events, BGCSTC serves children ages 6-18 across St. Charles County to enable them to become responsible, caring and productive citizens. Learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County on, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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