Exceptional East Dallas Teen Named ‘Youth of the Year’ by BGCD

Isaac Edwards to Now Vie for State Title and Scholarship 

East Dallas teen, Isaac Edwards has been named the Youth of the Year Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas. The Youth of the Year title is a prestigious honor bestowed upon an exemplary young person in recognition of leadership, service, academic excellence, and dedication to live a healthy lifestyle. 

Now in its 76th year, the Youth of the Year program honors our nation’s most awe-inspiring young people on their path to great futures. Isaac will go on to vie for the Youth of the Year title and a $2,500 college scholarship from Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Isaac has been a member of the East Dallas Club for seven years and has been active in various programs like Passport to Manhood. The Uplift Secondary student and aspiring photographer has participated in national art contests and even photographed former Dallas Cowboy player DeMarcus Ware through opportunities at the Club.

If Isaac is named the Texas Youth of the Year, he will vie for the title of Southwest Regional Youth of the Year who will receive an additional $20,000 college scholarship. Five regional finalists along with the National Military Youth of the Year will advance to the National Youth of the Year event in the Fall of 2024 to vie for the title of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth of the Year. The National Youth of the Year will receive an additional scholarship of $50,000, a brand-new Toyota Corolla and a $5,000 Kohl’s gift card. 

The Youth of the Year program is supported by Toyota, Kohl’s and Mondelēz International. Toyota and Kohl’s are the Signature Sponsors of Youth of the Year, sharing a dedication to America’s youth. Toyota is committed to partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to ensure local Boys & Girls Clubs and BGCA-affiliated Military Youth Centers provide life-enhancing opportunities for kids and teens to explore, develop and apply the essential skills they need to be successful in life and work; and Kohl’s is committed to partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to ensure local Clubs and Youth Centers provide staff training and curriculum updates focused on trauma-informed care, building practices kids and teens will need to build great futures. 

For more information about the Youth of the Year program, visit www.youthoftheyear.org

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