Boys & Girls Club Member Competes at State Youth of the Year
Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri was well-represented during the State Youth of the Year competition, held April 4-5 in Jefferson City.
Cole Camp Site member Jake Rogers competed against several other Boys & Girls Club members from across the state to be named the Missouri State winner. Rogers has been a member of BGCWCM for several years and is also a junior staff member who creates and runs his own programs at his site.
“Jake is an outstanding youth man who has really gown and thrived in the Boys & Girls Club program,” said Director of Operations Tyler Hudson. “We were honored to have him represent our organization at the State Youth of the Year event.”
Youth of the Year is Boys & Girls Clubs’ premier youth recognition program which recognizes outstanding contributions to a member’s family, school, community and Club, as well as personal challenges and obstacles overcome. This is the third time Rogers has represented BGCWCM at the state level.
“While Jake wasn’t named the state winner, he put a lot of time, effort and hard work into his speech this year and it showed,” Hudson said. “We are immensely proud of him and know that he has a bright future ahead of him.”
StateYOY5 – Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri Youth of the Year representative Jake Rogers stands with Lt. Gov. Mike Parson during the State Youth of the Year event, held April 4-5 in Jefferson City.
StateYOY6 – Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri Youth of the Year representatives, from left, Jake Rogers, Gabby Buretz and Olivia Harrison pose at the Capitol Building during the State Youth of the Year event in Jefferson City.
StateYOY7 – Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri was well-represented by staff and members during the State Youth of the Year event, held April 4-5 in Jefferson City. Back row from left, Area Manager Jessica Hazel, local Teen Youth of the Year winner Jake Rogers, Site Manager Tara Walker, Director of Operations Tyler Hudson and Executive Director Gary Beckman. Front row from left, local junior Youth of the Year winner Olivia Harrison and local Elementary Youth of the Year winner Gabby Buretz.