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Dorian H. Reflects on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is incredibly important to me, because it sets aside time to celebrate the many contributions and gifts women have shared with us. In the past and even at times today, the role of women in society has constantly been diminished, and this day is a way to […]

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#TBT: Laura J. on International Women’s Day

Our Massachusetts YOY Laura J. looks back on what International Women’s Day meant to her this year. Share0Share0Share0Share0

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YOY Heroes: Heidi Adams

She is a part of my family as well and I will truly appreciate that for the rest of my life. Many of us have a massive psychological barrier against looking seriously at the future. For myself, I nurtured the unnatural, latent fear that any engagement with the future would […]

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Courtney P. movie review!

Moonlight A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young black man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. Disturbia A teen living under house arrest becomes convinced his neighbor is a serial killer. Interstellar A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in […]


YOY Book Club: A Woman Among Warlords

Arielys here! Reading is a great way to relax and become immersed in another world. To me, reading has always been a way that I have gotten to learn about certain struggles that others face and empathize with these individuals. Recently, I read an autobiography titled A Woman Among Warlords […]


A letter to State YOY candidates: Enjoy the experience!

HEY HEY HEY! What’s up YOYs? It’s your girl, Raliyah, the SE Regional Youth of the year here to sprinkle some motivation, and relief to drown out the nerves as you all prepare for your state competitions! WOW! I can’t even believe most of the YOY candidates are getting ready […]


#TBT: Single on V-Day

Hey readers! This post is coming to you straight from the home of the potatoes – Idaho. My name is Cass, and I am the 2016 Idaho State Youth of the Year. Since it’s February, I wanted to write to y’all about this happy holiday, February the 14th, a.k.a. Valentine’s […]


Laura’s YOY Experience

Being Massachusetts Youth of the Year has been nothing but fun. I loved meeting so many new people, making so many new friends, and learning what it truly means to be an ambassador. At my state competition, I got to meet YOYs from 37 different Clubs across my state and […]


Raliyah Feels Better When…

#IFeelBetterWhen moment of the day, brought to you by Raliyah, our 2016-17 Southeast YOY! “I feel better when I take the stairs to my room or to class instead of the elevator. It may seem like such a small change, but in reality it’s the beginning of a healthier life. […]


Alexia Feels Better When…

Hey Y’all! It’s Alexia your Northeast YOY! Hope you are all kicking off the new year with a bang, and most importantly TONS of positivity! One thing I’m being sure to do with my new year is live a lot healthier, and I would love it if my BGC Family […]