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Get to know our 2022 Youth of the Year!

Jayden T.

The Boys and Girls Club of Ashley County is proud to announce Jayden Thurman as our 2022 Youth of the Year!
JT has been an active member of our club since 2012. He has gone from club kid to JR Staff to now paid Staff member and mentor!
JT is a straight A student and maintains the highest GPA of All African American males in his class. He has also been a Crossett Eagle Football player since 3rd grade.
This club has truly been blessed over the years by JT's commitment to the club and our members. JT has truly come full circle and represents what our club stands for and hopes to accomplish with all our members!
Out of all of his accomplishments JT is most proud of his solid foundation of Faith.
Congratulations, JT! We are proud of you and can't wait to see where this journey takes you!
JT will compete for YOY at the following levels:
•State- scholarship award of 2500.00
•Regional- scholarship award of 20,000
•National - scholarship award of 50,000 and new car.
***Totaling a potential $72,500.00 in scholarship winnings!!
Representing our club the entire way!
Since 1947, Youth of the Year has been Boys & Girls Clubs of America's premier leadership program, distinguishing and celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Club members who embody the values of leadership, service, academic excellence, and healthy lifestyles. Each year, thousands of Club teens participate in local, state and regional Youth of the Year events. Six teens advance to the National Youth of the Year, where one outstanding young person is named National Youth of the Year. This national teen spokesperson is a role model, leader and advocate for the millions of youth served by Clubs each year and all of America's young people.