Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey announces the 2022 New Jersey Youth of the Year winners.The 14 outstanding youth honored received 47,000 in scholarships. 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. Now in its 75th year, the Youth of the Year program honors our nation’s most awe-inspiring young people on their path to great futures.

Watch this short video to meet our 2022 New Jersey State & Military Youth of the Year Winners.

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This program is the culmination of many months of training and preparation, as well as a day of rigorous interviews for these 14 outstanding honorees. The NJ Youth of the Year program would not be possible without support from our New Jersey sponsors. It is because of these partners’ very generous support, that we are able to create better futures for NJ Club youth. Special thanks to our signature sponsors – Mondelēz International, Amazon, and DPR Foundation. It is through all of the state and national partners’ generosity, that we are able to award $47,000 in educational scholarships to help further these amazing young people’s education.

Each Youth of the Year honoree will receive a $2,000 scholarship, the Top 3 Runners-Up and the NJ Military Youth of the Year, will receive $3,500 each, and the State Youth of the Year receives a $10,000 scholarship from the Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey. In addition, through support from National Youth of the Year Signature Sponsor Toyota, and Lead sponsor Mondelēz International, both the NJ State and NJ State Military Youth of the Year will receive an additional $2,500 in scholarships from Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Read the NJ State YOY Press Release

Read the NJ Military YOY Press Release

Students Focused on Leadership and Community Service through the Youth of the Year Program
Susan Haspel, State Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey, discusses the Youth of the Year program and how teens focused on leadership and community service can earn scholarships. Recorded June 1, 2022.

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