Finding Your Identity in College

College and the period after high school is a time of changing identity. For many at college, identity can feel lost or foreign. It may seem like you don’t know who you are or why you are where you are. This happens because you enter a new vast sea. It […]


Laura J. On the “Freshman Fifteen”

Its my third week as a Freshman at Harvard and the freshman fifteen is an issue that inevitably comes up in the dining hall. My dorm is a stone throw away from most of my classes, the dining hall and Harvard Square, which means I am not walking more than […]

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VIDEO: Teen Spotlight

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Laura J: Summer 2017

Summer ’17 is almost at an end. I know what you’re thinking. Yes, the time flew by too fast. Yes, you didn’t get to sleep, travel, or relax nearly as much as you wanted to. And yes, the school year is looming, so is returning back to work. But no […]


YOY Eclipse!

Where will I be during the Solar Eclipse? I’ll be spending time with my family, and hiding rocks painted by the locals all over the city. Perfectly in the path to see the Sun totally eclipsed, my city has been very hyped up for this phenomenal natural event. Lately they […]

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Thoughts on College

In less than a week I will load up a bunch of boxes and move my life to a cramped dorm in Harvard Yard- notorious for its age, history, and the herds of tourists who come through every hour of every waking day. I will be a college freshman and […]


National “Show Your Friends Some Love!” Week

Yes everyone, it is the third week of August. And I know for some of you the only thing you can think about is returning to school, whether that is middle/high or even college. But let’s step back and take a break from any daunting events such as back to […]


YOY Heroes: Mrs. Anita Byrd

Think about people who have had a transforming effect on your life. Pushing you to your limitations, guiding you toward a prosperous road when there was nothing but depression, doubt, disarray surrounding you, or inspiring you to achieve great things. Those who sought nothing but only to help you see […]


YOY Shout-Out! Chris Stier

Every now and then you meet one of those incredible people who simply need a little extra Kudos, and Chris Stier, my Teen Club director was my rock throughout my whole YOY experience and transition into college. Chris came into my Boys & Girls club not long after I was named […]


Smiles for Club Staff

It goes without saying that Boys & Girls Clubs everywhere make such a huge impact because of the sense of family and community they provide to youth. Pivotal to this are caring staff and volunteers that serve as mentors, counselors and role models to club youth everywhere. One of the most […]