Boys & Girls Clubs of Central MS held its annual Youth of the Year competition Tuesday night at Cabot Lodge in Jackson, Mississippi. “It is an honor for the Cabot Lodge team to host this event and see the development that Youth-of-the-Year provides for our City’s young people,” stated James McLeod, General Manager of Cabot Lodge – Milsaps College.
After crowning Iyanla Thomas as greater Jackson’s winner and representative in next month’s statewide competition, local advocates where recognized with awards.
MMI Hospitality Group was awarded as for its annual commitment to the Movement. As the nation’s largest facility-based youth development program, Boys & Girls Clubs of America is a great partner for regional company. “Regardless of where our hotels or dining facilities may be located, our Team Members share positive stories of their association in some way with the Boys & Girls Club Movement either as an alum, parent or grandparent. We appreciate the opportunities Boys & Girls Clubs provide to our community and, specifically, our Team Members,” stated Micajah Sturdivant, MMI Hotel Group President and Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi Chairman of the Board.
Since 1947, Youth of the Year has been Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Club members. Each year, one exceptional Club member is selected to be the National Youth of the Year. The National Youth of the Year serves as both an exemplary ambassador for Boys & Girls Club youth and as a strong voice for all of our nation’s young people.