Youth of the Year

2017 Youth of the Year - PJ Falzone

The Boys and Girls Club of Assabet Valley's is proud to announce that our 2017 Youth of the Year is Maynard High School Senior PJ Falzone. PJ became a member to our Club when he was 8 years old. It is now a decade later and PJ's commitment, dedication and passion for our Club has only grown over the years. In 2015 PJ was hired as an afterschool staff member and a lead counselor at our Half Day Playground Program. Because of his efforts and leadership skills, PJ was nominated as our 2016-2017 Big Friends Mentoring Program President where he oversaw and helped lead over 30 mentor mentee matches in activities and field trips. PJ will be attending UNH in the fall and our programs will greatly miss him.

About the Youth of the Year Program:

The Youth of the Year has been Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Club teens. Club members who earn the youth of the Year title embody the values of leadership service; academic excellence; and healthy lifestyles. They exemplify the critical impact that Boys Girls Clubs have on the lives of young people.

Local Clubs recognize members ages 14 to 18 as Youth of the Month Winners and select a Youth of the Year, who then participates in state competitions. State winners each receive a $5,000 scholarship and advance to regional competitions. Regional winners receive an additional $10,000 college scholarship, renewable for four years up to $40,000. Six youth, including five regional winners and a military winner, advance to the National Youth of the Year competition for a chance at an additional scholarship of $25,000, renewable up to $100,000 for four years. The National Youth of the Year represents all Boys & Girls Club youth.

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