Zainab B. of Manchester now eligible for Boys & Girls Club state title and scholarship.
MANCHESTER, NH – Selected from among other outstanding youth, Zainab B., of Manchester, has been named “Youth of the Year” by the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester. The Youth of the Year title is a prestigious honor bestowed upon an exemplary young person in recognition of leadership, service, academic excellence, and dedication to living a healthy lifestyle.
Now in its 76th year, the Youth of the Year program honors our nation’s most awe-inspiring young people on their path to great futures. Zainab will now go on to vie for the New Hampshire Youth of the Year title and a $2,500 college scholarship from Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
“Zainab has such a unique outlook on life, she is an inspiration to all of us here at BGCM. Her positivity and genuine spirit are always a bright spot to our day. We are so proud of her, and cannot wait to watch her shine in the future, ” said Diane Fitzpatrick, Chief Executive Officer, Boys & Girls Club of Manchester.
Zainab is a high school senior at Bedford High School. She has been a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester for the past several years.
“In my lifetime I have overcome many challenges and in spite of that, I have continually grown as a person and a student and already have started making a difference in my community. I’m outgoing, not afraid to speak my mind, and already have experience of being an advocate for others,” said Zainab.
If named the New Hampshire Youth of the Year, Zainab will vie for the title of Northeast Regional Youth of the Year and could receive an additional $20,000 college scholarship. Five regional finalists and the National Military Youth of the Year will advance to the National Youth of the Year event later in 2023 to vie for the title of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth of the Year. The National Youth of the Year will receive an additional scholarship of $50,000 and a brand-new Toyota Corolla.
The Youth of the Year program is supported by Toyota and Mondelēz International and Kohls. As the Signature Sponsor of Youth of the Year, Toyota is committed to partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to ensure local Clubs provide life-enhancing opportunities for kids and teens to explore, develop and apply the essential skills they need to be successful in life and work. As the Lead Sponsor of Youth of the Year, Mondelēz International will engage with local Clubs year-round to help foster a new generation of leaders prepared to live in and lead a diverse global economy. Youth of the Year representatives are the workforce leaders, innovators, and problem-solvers of tomorrow.
For more information about the Youth of the Year program, visit www.youthoftheyear.org.
About Boys & Girls Club of Manchester
The Boys & Girls Club of Manchester is one of the 53 founding organizations of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The Manchester Club was incorporated in 1907 and currently has an annual membership of more than 2,600 children. The organization operates programs at three sites throughout the Greater Manchester area. For more information, visit www.mbgcnh.org.