The Youth of the Year program is the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's premier youth recognition program promoting and celebrating Club members and their service. It is designed to promote and recognize service to club and community, academic performance, and contributions to family and community.
Each contestant in the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound Youth of the Year competition will be judged in the areas of Home and Family, Moral Character, Community, School, Service to the Club, Life Goals, Obstacles Overcome, Essays Poise and Public Speaking.
Outstanding teens representing the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound Clubs will compete for the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound Youth of the Year title. The BGCSPS YOY winner will go on to compete for the state title. If they win that, they will advance onto the regional competition and then lastly the national competition in Washington D.C., where they will have the opportunity to go to the White House and meet the President of the United States.
Congratulations Adaiya Granberry!
Adaiya Granberry from the D.A. Gonyea Branch in Tacoma has been named 2015 Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound Youth of the Year and will represent the organization at the State level in March.
Adaiya Granberry is a senior at Wilson High School and has attended the D.A. Gonyea Branch for four years. Adaiya was a Club member in elementary school and has returned since being in high school. Besides being the ASB President of her senior class, Adaiya is the Vice President of Key Club, has taken several AP Courses and plays on the women’s soccer team at Wilson. Adaiya enjoys spending her free time at the Gonyea Branch. From being a part of the Keystone program, to being a member of Junior Staff and participating in SMART Girls, Adaiya says she has found herself and who she wants to be in the future because of the Club. After graduating, Adaiya wants to attend Boston College and become a financial consultant to help small businesses.