2019 New Jersey Military Youth of the Year

On June 5th, over 300 guests gathered at Montclair State University for the 2019 New Jersey State Youth of the Year Celebration. The 18 honored youth received $60,000 in scholarships and the evening culminated with the announcement of the 2019 NJ State and Military Youth of the Year winners.

2019 New Jersey
Military Youth of the Year

Tamiya R - YotY2019

Tamiya R.

McGuire Youth Center



Tamiya is a 10th grader at Northern Burlington High School where she maintains a 3.7 GPA. She is a member of the Junior ROTC program. At the McGuire Youth Center, she is the Keystone Club Secretary. Her community service projects include leading the McGuire Youth Center book donation drive and volunteering at McGuire’s Airman’s Attic. Tamiya’s career aspirations are to become a teacher and inspire other youth.


“Be Bold, Be Brave, and Be You.”
– Tamiya R.


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We would like to thank our sponsors:

Character Sponsors: Columbia Bank Foundation, Comcast, Novartis Pharmaceutical Company, Quest Diagnostics, & Wakefern Food Corporation 

Hope Sponsors: ADP; BRAM Auto Group; Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey; Kohl’s; Joan, Carl, Craig and Aaron Standish; PNC Bank; PSEG; Sobel Family Foundation; Souder, Shabazz, Woolridge Law Group; Sudler Foundation, & Zoetis

 Opportunity Sponsors: Montclair State University, New York Football Giants, Nicholas Martini Foundation, PMC Associates, Rosica Communications, RWJBarnabas Health, & Wells Fargo.