2019-2020 YOUTH OF THE YEAR FINALISTS
2020 BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER SCOTTSDALE YOUTH OF THE YEAR
At its annual Celebrate Youth Gala Friday night, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BGCS) named Carly M. its 2020 Youth of the Year. Carly, age 17, has been a member of the BGCS Thunderbirds Branch for 12 years.
In front of more than 600 guests at the gala presented by Tiffany & Bosco and Meritage Homes, Carly told her story of finding confidence, positive body image, and acceptance at the Club. She says her Club mentors and programs have helped her overcome the anxiety and feelings of inadequacy that one in five teenagers struggle with each year.
Carly will receive a $5,000 scholarship for college which will help her achieve her goal of becoming an event planner for a non-profit.