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BGCCI Announces 2023 Youth of the Year

Congratulations to Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa's 2023 Youth of the Year, Delanee!

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 live a healthy lifestyle. The Youth of the Year program honors our nation’s most awe-inspiring young people on their path to great futures and encourages all kids to lead, succeed and inspire.

Delanee has been a Club member for six years. Excelling both academically and musically, Delanee is a well-rounded young woman who thrives on being active in

one of her numerous after-school activities.

Delanee will move on to state Youth of the Year and a chance to win a $2,500 college scholarship from Boys & Girls Clubs of America! If Delanee is named the Iowa Youth of the Year, she will contend for the title of Midwest Regional Youth of the Year who will receive an additional $20,000 college scholarship. Six finalists will advance to the National Youth of the Year event later this fall, 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.

Another congratulations to our Junior Youth of the Year, TeyVion! Junior Youth of the Year seeks to develop junior leaders within the Club environment. The program cultivates their leadership potential, providing the foundation they need for advanced leadership development, academic excellence and postsecondary success.

Congratulations to Delanee, TeyVion and all of our Youth of the Year candidates. We are so proud of your hard work! For more information about the Youth of the Year program, visit


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