Congratulations to junior Katie McGovern on being named the Boys and Girls Club of Western Broome County Youth of the Year.
She received the award during a ceremony at the Endicott Boys and Girls Club. In order to be considered, Katie had to complete an extensive application and write essays on how she spent her time at the club with the children enrolled there and what her vision for the future of our youth is. This qualified her for a trip to Albany to meet other regional winners. While Katie did not win at states, she networked with her peers, learned more about the mission of this organization and received a scholarship. This award is an effort to foster a new generation of leaders, fully prepared to live and lead in a diverse, global and integrated world economy.
Each year, thousands of Club teens participate in local, state and regional Youth of the Year events. Six teens, including five regional winners and a national military youth winner, advance to Washington, D.C., for the National Youth of the Year Gala & Celebration Dinner, where one outstanding young person is named Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s national teen spokesperson. The National Youth of the Year is a role model, leader and advocate for the nearly 4 million youth served by Boys & Girls Clubs each year, and all of America’s young people.