Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s vision is that all Club members graduate from high school with a plan for the future. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana believes leadership is not defined by age but by action. A place where young leaders of today will transform tomorrow. Every year Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana recognizes the actions, perseverance and passions of a teen leader from each Northwest Indiana Club with its highest honor: the coveted Youth of the Year nomination. The Youth of the Year reception is an inspiring evening that sent the local Northwest Indiana winner on to the State competition with the potential of earning a trip to the White House and additional academic scholarships along the way.
Just this year, we had 10 outstanding youth representing our area of the state at our Youth of the Year program. Our winner from the Merrillville Club is Azariah who, out of 36 Clubs throughout Indiana, placed in the top five at State Youth of the Year!
She is a shining example of the future leaders we help build inside the Clubs. Azariah plans on attending University of Indianapolis to become a medical laboratory scientist. Her big plans are not self-serving but to demonstrate leadership and determination to younger generations. “My vision for America’s youth today is for our youth to have and possess self-love.”
For just $35, you can provide an annual membership for a youth like Azariah and help them realize their full potential.