The 2019 Youth of the Year competition has come to a conclusion, from this emerged eight amazing Clubhouse members who have grown so much in a short period time. These individuals have exemplified the Boys & Girls Club mission and are proof to the impact Clubs make in transforming and saving kids’ lives.  Ashley Acton, Phoebe Anderson, Diamond Hester, Maddie Hulford, Zen Ortega, Gracie Renskers, Breanna Robertson and Sidney Roff have all been exceptional in this time. 

Congratulations to the new Junior Youth of the Year, Gracie Renskers. Gracie is in 7th grade and attends the Blaine Clubhouse.  “The best thing about Club is the respect everyone has for one another. I feel welcomed every time I walk through the Club doors.”

Congratulations to the new Senior Youth of the Year, Phoebe Anderson. Phoebe is in 10th grade and attends the Lynden Clubhouse. “My favorite activities include connecting with my fellow peers, cooking club and art related activities.”

Each year, thousands of Club teens participate in local, state and regional Youth of the Year events. Six teens, including five regional winners and a national military youth winner, advance to Washington, D.C., for the National Youth of the Year Gala & Celebration Dinner, where one outstanding young person is named Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s national teen spokesperson. The National Youth of the Year is a role model, leader and advocate for the nearly 4 million youth served by Boys & Girls Clubs each year, and all of America’s young people. Phoebe Anderson will be representing the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County.

We want to thank everyone who attended and supported our 2019 Youth of the Year Community Dinner.
Thank you to our corporate sponsor Industrial Credit Union who believes in the important mission and impact of the Boys & Girls Clubs.