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Teen named Youth of the Year

By Ben Roberts - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany recognized three finalists for Youth of the Year Tuesday.  They are Elijah Bankston from the Jane Willson Unite, Joshua Green from the East Albany Unit, and Chartabious Thomas from the Jefferson Street Unit.

Green was chosen as the winner. He's a Monroe High School honor student who plans to major in Graphic Arts at the Art Institute of Atlanta. He says the Boys and Girls Club has given him great life skills and turned him into a leader. "I'm a program eight, so I assist the staff in watching the boys. I interact, being an older peer. Since growing up in the Boys and Girls Club, people have helped me all my life, so it's only fair that I help the youth of today," Green said.

The award is based on grades, community service, moral character, and an essay the students wrote about what the Boys and Girls Club means to them. Green now moves on to the regional Youth of the Year competition.


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