July 12, 2024

Rozaria Dos Santos

Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year

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Rozaria (Rozie) Dos Santos has achieved the prestigious title of Boys & Girls Club of America Northeast Regional Youth of the Year at the recent competition in New York! This remarkable accomplishment is a testament to the dedication and support of the East Providence Boys and Girls Club. Dos Santos was selected from a field of contestants representing other Northeast states.

Her success now propels her to compete for the National Youth of the Year title in Atlanta this September. Her journey underscores the impactful work happening daily at the Boys and Girls Club.  Competing against 11 other outstanding youths, Rozie demonstrated exemplary leadership skills, commitment to community service, and active involvement in club activities.

For 75 years, the Youth of the Year program has honored and celebrated the nation’s most inspiring teens and their incredible journeys. Stories of outstanding leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to living a healthy lifestyle have made Youth of the Year America’s premier leadership and recognition program for teens. These amazing young people represent the voice and spirit of hope for America. Inspiring all kids to lead. To succeed. To inspire.

Each year, one exceptional Club member is selected to be the National Youth of the Year, serving as an ambassador for Boys & Girls Club youth as well as a voice for all of our nation’s young people. Over the decades, these individuals have exemplified the Boys & Girls Club mission and are proof to the impact Clubs make in transforming and saving kids’ lives. National Youth of the Year winners have achieved success in a variety of industries, including entertainment, politics, business and sports.

Becoming National Youth of the Year is an exciting and inspiring journey. 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 the National Youth of the Year Celebration, 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 millions of youth served by Boys & Girls Clubs each year, and all of America’s young people.

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