BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF ATLANTIC CITY- YOUTH OF THE YEA
Congratulations to our 2016 Youth of the Year nominee – Rickeya Ward.
The Youth of the Year program recognizes a youth’s outstanding contributions to family, community, Boys & Girls Club as well as a commitment to academic excellence and overcoming personal challenges and obstacles. The Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City award recipient goes on to compete for the National Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year award.
Since the program’s inception in 1947, each National Youth of the Year has met with the President of the United States to formally accept the award and begin a one-year term as the teen spokesperson for all Boys & Girls Club members. The young people who earn recognition as Youth of the Year are living proof that Boys & Girls Clubs work. Indeed, there is no stronger testimony that Clubs are truly “The Positive Place for Kids.”