Selected among several local outstanding youth, Destiny Deere will compete against other Boys & Girls Club members for the Minnesota Youth of the Year title and a $1,000 college scholarship. As the new Youth of the Year for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland, 14-year old Destiny is a true example of an extraordinary youth recognized for her sound character, leadership skills and willingness to give back to the community.
“Destiny exemplifies what it means to be a Club member for Boys & Girls Clubs,” says Todd M. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland. “We are very proud of Destiny’s accomplishments, and look forward to her achievements as she continues her journey within the Boys & Girls Clubs, and beyond.”
“My involvement in (Boys & Girls Clubs) has taught me to be more knowledgeable about community,” states Destiny. “I have truly enjoyed the community projects with our clothing drives, caring for the animals, and getting involved with (other local nonprofits).”
If Destiny wins at the state competition, she will compete for the title of Midwest Region Youth of the Year and an additional $10,000 scholarship. Five regional winners will advance to Washington, D.C., to compete for the title of National Youth of the Year and an additional scholarship of up to $50,000. The National Youth of the Year will have the opportunity to meet with the President of the United States in the White House.