* The survey was conducted online within the United States by Research Now™ on behalf of Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) between December 20, 2012 and December 31, 2012, among 1,010 American teens (ages 13-17). Figures for age, sex, race and region were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the U.S. population.
2012-2013 National Youth of the Year
An exceptional student and community member, Trei Dudley has overcome many obstacles and challenges in her young life. Her single mother has had to work very hard to support Trei and her siblings.
Trei was a member of Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence (Kansas) for 10 years and worked as a junior staffer. She is known for going above and beyond to establish supportive relationships with younger Club members and help them build self-esteem.
President and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
As the eleventh president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) since its founding in 1906, Jim Clark heads the nation’s largest youth development organization with a primary focus on creating great futures for young people who need Clubs most. He joined BGCA in January 2012 after serving for eight years as president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, one of the largest and most successful local BGCA affiliates.
Established in 1947, the title of National Youth of the Year is the highest honor Boys & Girls Clubs of America bestows on a Boys & Girls Club member. Sponsored by Tupperware Brands Corporation, the Youth of the Year program recognizes a teen Club member who has achieved academic success, made outstanding contributions to his or her family, school, community and local Boys & Girls Club, while overcoming personal obstacles. As the National Youth of the Year, Dudley received $11,000 in college scholarships from Tupperware and up to $50,000 from the Rick and Susan Goings Foundation. To win the national title, Dudley bested Boys & Girls Club members from all over the U.S. and advanced through local, state and regional competitions in a journey that began in 2012. In addition to the scholarships and prizes, Dudley had the opportunity to join her fellow National Youth of the Year finalists at a congratulatory meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on January 28, 2013.
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