Club Alum Makes History
Written By John Collins
Former National Youth of the Year Stacey Walker made history as the first African-American to be elected to the Linn County Board of Supervisors in Iowa. "Linn County was organized 177 years ago," Walker, 28, told a local newspaper. "This is the first time young African-American kids…will be able to see an image of themselves reflected on their county board of government."
Youth Of The Year Meet POTUS!
The month of May marked a memorable experience for our 2015-16 Youth of the Year! Our National Youth of the Year, Whitney, was joined by the Regional Youths of the Year Alora, Brooke, Courtney, Emily and RianSimone in Washington, D.C. to talk about teen leadership with President Obama in the Oval Office.
As we continue to watch these fabulous alumni demonstrate how impactful the Clubs are on young lives, please head over to the Youth of the Year blog for highlights of their experience.
Presenting: Our 2016 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees
Every year since 1990, we have inducted eight new Club alumni in our Alumni Hall of Fame. From pro-athletes to accomplished business leaders, Olympians to award-winning actors, each of these outstanding inductees first got their start at their hometown Boys & Girls Club, just like you! Meet the outstanding men and women that were inducted into the 2016 Alumni Hall of Fame.
Katrina M. Adams, Chairman of the Board, CEO and President of the United States Tennis Association
F. King Alexander, President of Louisiana State University
Wayne DeVeydt, Chief Financial Officer of Anthem Inc.
Alvin Gentry, Head Coach of the New Orleans Pelicans
Jim Keltner, Professional drummer
Damaris Lewis, Professional model
Willie Naulls, retired NBA player
JB Smoove, Comedian
Watch the previously recorded induction ceremony to hear directly from the winners!