The Youth of the Year program, which has been nationally sponsored by the Reader’s Digest Foundation for 60 years, recognizes outstanding contributions to member’s family, school, community, and The Youth & Family Club, academic excellence, and personal challenges and obstacles overcome.

          Past Youths of the Year have said, “The simple things… talking with other members- young the older alike, the stories we share… that’s what I find to be the most fun.  I look forward to fun, play, and work at the club.  I work hard to show the other members the best way of being, and the maintenance of our club and its programs.  After all, the club is my second home… I feel safe and protected here. I can say that our club really helps its members accomplish their goals…. I know it certainly has helped me to succeed-it offers and opportunity that just doesn’t exist anywhere else.”