Youth of the Year 2018: Jeramiah

Meet Jeramiah, Boys & Girls Club of Allentown’s 2018 Youth of the Year (YOY). Jeramiah is a long-time member of the Sixth Street Clubhouse, with over 160 hours of volunteer service as a Junior Staff and Club mentor. He and his family reside in Allentown, and he is now an Honor Role student at Bethlehem Catholic High School. He plays guard and defensive end for the varsity football team, is taking advanced courses in the concepts of health, healthy living and physical activity, and is a strong anti-bullying and anti-drugs advocate. His career goal is to be a psychiatrist.

On January 24th, Jeramiah competed against excellent YOY candidates from our other Clubhouses; the competition was tough, but it was his warmth, strength, determination, and commitment to the Club that won over the YOY judges. In his own words: “My Boys & Girls Club experience, to simply put it, may have changed and saved my life.” Jeramiah is headed to Harrisburg, PA, on April 10th to represent Allentown in the 2018 Pennsylvania State contest. Good luck Jeramiah – BE GREAT!

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