Youth of the Year

Our Youth of the Year award has been presented since 2016 at our annual Knight to Shine fundraiser. The Youth of the Year is chosen by our staff and is a young man or woman who embodies the Youth Center's mission statement. It is someone who is a shining star at the Youth Center, in terms of leadership, volunteerism, and heart. This young man or woman is proudly recognized at our annual fundraiser for all they have done for the Youth Center. We happily recognized senior Maggie Mottolo at this year's event on March 17th, for her exemplary leadership in our Helping Hands program, as well as being a wonderful role model for our Summer Fun and middle school participants. Congratulations, Maggie!

Youth of the Year 2018 - Maggie Mottolo

Read Maggie's speech from our 2018 Knight to Shine!

Maggie Mottolo

Youth of the Year 2017 - Alexis Cacace

Read Alexis' speech from our 2017 Knight to Shine!


Youth of the Year 2016 - Stephen Crowley

Read Stephen's speech from our 2016 Knight to Shine!