2020 Youth of the Year
In March, Boys & Girls Club of Flagstaff hosted our annual Club Youth of the Year Celebration in which the winner goes home with a $5000 scholarship and laptop. We would like to thank all of our Corporate Partners & community leaders who took time to join us as Youth of the Year judges this year. Our outstanding Club members worked so hard over the past several months to complete their applications, prepare for their interviews and speeches, and we commend them for their dedication to this process. Congratulations to all candidates on their success, Lynae, Brandon, Xyrus, LeAndria, and Shianne.
Your 2020 YOY Winner, Shianne Archuleta from the Holbrook (Tiisyaakin) Extension.
About: Shianne Archuleta is a Senior at Holbrook High School and is from Round Rock, Arizona She enjoys helping her classmates, making her friends laugh, and spending her time with her family. Her hobbies include shopping, reading books, and playing cards. Shianne has been accepted to Dine College and will attend Fall of 2020. Her plan is to obtain her Certified Nursing Assistant and transfer to Pima Medical Institute to complete her Registered Nursing degree as a Labor and Delivery Nurse. After college she would like to join the Peace Corps helping people all over the world. “Being introduced to the club allowed me not to be afraid to speak my opinion or to share my thoughts. It also allowed me to be open minded about everything and gave me a sense of security.” -Shianne Archuleta, Youth of the Year 2020
Judges: (Flagstaff Police Department) Sergeant Charles Herenandez, (Council Member) Jamie Whelan, (Community Leader) Catherine Esquivel, (Coconino Community College) Steve Peru
YOUTH OF THE YEAR PROGRAM- Each year, one exceptional Club member is selected to be the Flagstaff Youth of the Year, serving as an ambassador for Boys & Girls Club of Flagstaff youth as well as a voice for all young people. Since 2015, these individuals have exemplified the Boys & Girls Club mission and are proof to the impact the Club makes in transforming and saving kids’ lives. The winner of the local are competition will then compete at the Arizona State Level with the potential of moving on to Regionals and eventually Nationals. BGCF have gifted over $28,000 in scholarships over the years.
Becoming National Youth of the Year is an exciting and inspiring journey. 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.