It is with great pleasure that Boys & Girls Clubs of Tennessee announces the 2017 Tennessee State Youth of the Year winner from the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, Diamond Love. Jessica Harrison from the Boys & Girls Club of Maury County was named first runner up and Zakiyah Walker from the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Memphis was second runner up.
From orientation to the Youth of the Year announcement, the 2017 Tennessee State Youth of the Year event was one to remember. Fifteen teens from the state of Tennessee converged in Nashville, Tennessee for a three-day fun-filled Youth of the Year competition. Club members competed for the title of the 2017 Tennessee State Youth of the Year. The event’s festivities included opportunities for youth to meet and get to know each other, completion of a community service project, a night of fun at Dave and Busters and culminated with a grand Youth of the Year luncheon. It was at this luncheon that more than 125 attendees witnessed the Tennessee Titans provide $25,000 worth of scholarships to our Youth of the Year winners. Along with our national sponsors Disney, Toyota, Taco Bell Foundation for Teens and the University of Phoenix, this event celebrated and supported the dreams and academic aspirations of our young people.