On February 19, 2021, seven exemplary local youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County will compete to be named Palm Beach County’s Youth of the Year at Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa. Each finalist has exemplified the Boys & Girls Clubs mission and is an example of how the Clubs impact and transform the lives of more than 10,000 children every year.
The seven Youth of the Year finalists receive a four-year scholarship with the Youth of the Year for Palm Beach County also receiving room and board through the Mary Alice Fortin Foundation.
During the Youth of the Year Dinner, each Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County finalist will have the opportunity to share their stories and experiences at the Clubs, in hopes of being crowned the 2021 Palm Beach County Youth of the Year. Below learn more about each finalist and what their Club means to them.
2021 Youth of the Year Finalists
“The Boys & Girl Clubs are like a second home to me, and helps me remain dedicated to what I do. ” – Breanna Bromfield- Marjorie S. Fisher Boys & Girls Club
“My Boys & Girls Club means everything to me. They’ve been there for me when others weren’t.” – Artisha Jackson – Max M. Fisher Boys & Girls Club
” My Boys & Girls Club means a welcoming place where I can be myself without any judgement.” – Elizabeth Shelby – Neil S. Hirsch Boys & Girls Club of Wellington
“To me, Boys & Girls Clubs is like a second home. They provide whenever I’m in need.” – Elisha Jenkins Jr.- Florence De George Boys & Girls Club
“My Boys & Girls Club means community to me. At the Club, we’re a family and we fight to make sure that everyone is counted.” – Anajiah Graham Smith & Moore Family Teen Center of Belle Glade
“My Boys & Girls Club means a lot to me because it has helped me to open up more. If it weren’t for the Clubs, I wouldn’t have the friends that I have now.” – Jessica Badeau- Boys & Girls Club of Delray Beach
“Boys & Girls Clubs means the world to me because it has shaped me into the person I am today. I’ve been given the chance to help shape those younger than me too.” – Garvey Antoine- Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton