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“My Club experience has been an extensive and fascinating journey. I started as a reluctant Club kid at the age of ten and have become a full-fledged Club member who lives and embodies the core values of the Boys & Girls Clubs.” -Bryan, 2022 Yawkey Club of Roxbury Youth of the Year

Established in 1947, the Youth of the Year Award at Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) recognizes Club members who have shown superior leadership, academic achievement, and service to their respective Club community. The annual program builds personal growth and leadership qualities among our young members.

Get to know Bryan, Yawkey Club of  Roxbury’s 2022 Youth of the Year:

Bryan’s Club story is one of connection, growth, and what it means to truly step out of your comfort zone and embrace change. Once Bryan began to pursue Club opportunities, he was unstoppable. He became a member of Boys to Men and Torch Club and served as Junior Staff, all while uplifting and inspiring those around him.

Bryan as emcee at BGCB’s 2022 Annual Dinner with Mayor Michelle Wu and Governor Charlie Baker.

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He is an active member of his school, Club, and community, serving as Keystone President for two consecutive years and participating in Ready to Work. One of his passions is becoming a global citizen and making an impact beyond city limits, including environmental justice and adapting sustainable practices into his and his family’s life. Bryan also served as the emcee at Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston’s 2022 Annual Dinner, an event that included many of the commonwealth’s most influential business leaders and political figures. Following graduation from Newton South High School, Bryan will pursue a degree in civil engineering at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

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