Youth of the Year

2017 Youth of the Year 
Jillian Maghini
Congratulations to Jillian Maghini, who has been selected as the  2017 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.

Jillian is the recipient of the $2,000 Charles Kushlan Memorial Scholarship presented to her by David Kushlan during the 2017 Youth Recogntion Dinner.  The Charles Kushlan Scholarship began in 1977, providing each of the Boys of the Year from the Bristol and the Forestville Clubs with a $ 500.00 college scholarship.  Celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year, the award is recognized as one of Bristol’s longest continuously running scholarships.

Jillian also received the $500 Adelaide Carlson Memorial Scholarship from the Women's Keystone Auxiliary and a laptop from the Fiondella Tech for Teens Program through the Main Street Community Foundation.

Jillian has been a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center for three years and is a senior at Bristol Eastern High School. She began by volunteering within the club and has now been a Youth Development Professional staff member for the past two years. Jillian has been heavily involved and a member of the Club’s Keystone Club and facilitates her very own Smart Girls Program. At her High School, she is on the Leadership Council, Student Council, and is on the Varsity Softball Team. Jill said “The club has been there for me when I needed it most.  I will always hold my club close to my heart.” Next fall, Jillian will be furthering her education at Salve Regina University and will be studying Law. 

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center, Youth of the Year
Jillian is currently a Youth Development Staff Member at the Club and plans to attend Salve Regina University in the fall of 2017 to study Law.

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