2024 Youth of the Year Winners

Each year, Club members share their greatest accomplishments and biggest aspirations throughout the Youth of the Year process. This is Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier leadership and recognition program. Last week, Club members ages 10 to 18 from across Metro Denver gathered to share their experiences, beliefs, and possibilities for the future.  

The Youth of the Year program distinguishes and celebrates the extraordinary achievements of Club members who embody character, leadership, service, academic excellence, and healthy lifestyles. Being selected as a Youth of the Year is Boys & Girls Clubs’ highest honor, and Club members earn scholarships at each level of the competition. We are incredibly proud of each of our winners, and we can’t wait for you to meet them at our 2024 Gala: Infinite Possibilities this April! Congratulations to every member who participated this year, and thank you to those of you who served as Youth of the Year judges.   


Meet the 2024 Youth of the Year City Winners 

Senior Youth of the Year Winner: Nashara E 

Denver Broncos Club member for eleven years  

“The lessons learned and the connections made at the Club serve as the sunlight that continues to fuel my growth, ensuring that the confidence within me will bloom into a flourishing future.” 

Learn more about Nashara >> 

Junior Youth of the Year Winner: Jalonna-Marie G 

Denver Broncos Club member for two years. 

“The Club's impact on me is so strong that I have dedicated all my free time to being there for the people I care about.” 

Learn more about Jalonna-Marie >> 

10-13 Age Group Winner (Group 1): David S 

Tennyson Knolls Club member for three years. 

“In the Club I've learned about being kind and considering other people's feelings before you say or do something.” 

Learn more about David >> 

10-13 Age Group Winner (Group 2): Sir-Adam M 

Jack A. Vickers Club member for eight years. 

“The biggest lesson I have learned at the Club is that I am accepted here and it is okay to be me.” 

Learn more about Sir-Adam >> 

Meet the 2024 Youth of the Year Club Winners 

Club Level Winners

Youth have the opportunity to compete for Youth of the Year at for their Club in three age categories: 10-13, 14-15 (Juniors), and 16-18 (Seniors).

Meet all Club level winners >>

Thank You to our Partner, Finish Line 


We are thrilled to share our partnership with Finish Line. Their team generously provided new Nike Air Force 1 shoes to all Youth of the Year Club winners! Members were filled with excitement as they unboxed their brand-new pair of shoes. Thank you to Finish Line for your unwavering support and dedication to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver's mission. 

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