Youth of the Year

2016 Youth of the Year 
Julian Galindez
Congratulations to Julian Galindez, who was selected as the  2016 Youth of the Year! 

Since 1948, Youth of the Year has been Boys & Girls Clubs of America's premier recognition program, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Club teens. Club members who earn the youth of the Year title embody the values of leadership service; academic excellence; and healthy lifestyles. They exemplify the critical impact that Boys Girls Clubs have on the lives of young people.

Julian is a Senior at Bristol Central High School and has been a member of the Club for almost ten years. Making his way through numerous Club Programs, including Gladiator Wrestling, Passport to Manhood, Torch Club, Keystone Club and more, Julian can remember the very first time he was welcomed into the gym by our athletic director Steve Beecher. Julian said "No one knew me and yet they welcomed me, and that's what surprised me the most. At that moment, I realized that I wanted the Club to be apart of my life forever. I wanted to become a family member to the Club." 

State Youth of the Year Facebook Photo Album

Julian is currently a Youth Development Staff Member at the Club and plans to attend Eastern Connecticut State University in the fall, where he plans to study to be a high school physical education teacher. 

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