Congratulations Ar’Mond Wright
MMBGC Youth of the Year
Madison-Morgan County Boys & Girls Club member Ar’Mond Wright has been named the Youth of the Year, which is the highest honor bestowed upon youth within Boys & Girls Club.
Youth named to this title showcase exemplary core characters that Boys & Girls Clubs fosters -leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to living a healthy lifestyle.
Wright will now compete for the organizational title for Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia in November and, if he wins, will compete for the state of Georgia Youth of the Year and a chance to win a $5,000 college scholarship from Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
“Being named the Madison-Morgan Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year, is an honor and privilege that I know Ar’Mond will not take lightly and will represent our Club with great dignity and grace,” Karen Roberston, Senior Executive Director of the Madison-Morgan County Boys & Girls Club of North Central Georgia shared. “Ar’Mond is a phenomenal tenn with high potential to be great leaders for their Club and the teen community.”
Wright says there are so many programs that have left lasting impacts on his life. His favorite – Passport to Manhood.
“It’s where I learned how to be a man, stay motivated, engage in the importance of my education and met people who have really mentored me,” he shared. “Bob Mackey (BGCNCG CEO & President) has made such an important impact on my life. He’s been a great male role model to look up to and I attempt to follow his lead in caring for all in our community.”
Wright says because of his experiences he wanted to give back to his local community and the Boys & Girls Club.
“I don’t know where I would be without this Club,” he said. “I could be anywhere and certainly could have fallen into the wrong crown, but instead I have this Club family. It has changed my life.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth of the Year recognition program is presented by Disney, who has supported the youth advocacy organization for more than 50 years, empowering young people to reach their full potential and providing youth with access to the tools they need to build the great futures they imagine. Toyota, the Signature Sponsor of Youth of the Year, is dedicated to inspiring the next generations of engineers, thinkers,andleaders who will help drive the American economy.
If Ar’Mond wins at the organizationalcompetition,hewillreceive $1,000 and willmoveon to compete on the state level. If he wins there, is the title forSoutheast RegionalYouth of the Year and an additional $10,000 college scholarship, which is renewablefor four yearsup to $40,000. Five regional winners will advance to Washington, D.C. in September 2019to compete for the title of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth of the Year. The National Youth of the Year will receive an additional scholarship of $25,000, which renewable each year up to $100,000 and will have the opportunity to meet with the President of the United States in the White House.
For more information about the Youth of the Year program, visit www.youthoftheyear.org. For more information about Madison-Morgan County Boys & Girls Club, visit www.bgcncg.comor call us at 706-342-1117.