Prom Shopping… “Promposals”… Prom Problems.

Here’s a throwback post from prom season from your Oklahoma State YOY! Prom Shopping… “Promposals”… Prom Problems. Some of you may have already attended your prom for this year, if so; I hope it was an exciting and memorable time. But to those of you anxiously awaiting prom, I totally […]

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#TBT: A Look Back at Mother’s Day

“Mater, Mutter, Madre, Ma.” No matter how you say it, we all have that person in our lives that cares for us like we’re their children. They’re the person that makes you breakfast in the mornings and packs your lunch. Or maybe they’re the person that asks you about your […]

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Laura J. is Harvard Bound!

Decisions, decisions. May 1st was college decisions day for many across the country. For me it was a day that marked the first of many new changes in my life. After spending about a month traveling all around the country interviewing for colleges and scholarship programs, I’ll admit the looming […]


Graduation: New Beginnings

Graduation. It’s quite the word, with quite the meaning around it. For some it’s freedom, and for many like myself, it’s goodbye. New beginnings and big changes are happening for seniors all over the nation. School is all we have ever known. Soon I will be living on my own, […]

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YOY Book Club: The Glass Castle

Earlier this year I read the memoir The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, an intriguing real life inspired story of a girl’s life through poverty and into college. The story begins in the desert where she and her nomadic family lived most of her young life, and follows her and […]


Adventures in Atlanta

Last July, through the Youth of the Year program I had the opportunity to leave my cold, snowy New England bubble, where Dunkin Donuts are rampant and we overuse the adjective “wicked,” to travel to Atlanta- a beautiful, hot, bustling metropolis. YOYs from all fifty states and even some from […]

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Time for Spring Cleaning!

During this time of year when the seasons are changing, it is the perfect time to get a fresh start and resettle habits. Personally, I can be a big procrastinator when it comes to completing certain tasks. For this reason, I have set daily and weekly goals for myself so […]


Do YOU know FOMO?

When I was at my regional competition for YOY, I met an adult that worked with the YOY social media. She asked all of us if we knew what FOMO meant. Everyone looked at each other confused, but I knew it meant “Fear of Missing Out.” The lady decided it […]


April Showers Bring… Netflix Marathons

Hey Y’all! It’s Alexia L. the Northeast YOY ! As we all know, April Showers bring May flowers. So while we stay inside on these rainy days, here’s my list of must watch Netflix shows. 1. Luke Cage – I’m not sure if you’re into Marvel comics, but even if […]


A look back at State YOY!

Last year when vying for Wyoming State Youth of the Year, I got to experience many amazing things. The entire process was exciting and fun, as well as nerve-wracking. Our event was in Cheyenne, our state capital, just a couple hours away. Our CEO, the president of our board, my Club Staff […]