Youth of the Year

Youth of the Year 2021-22

The Youth of the Year Award is Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson’s highest honor, rewarding youth leadership, community service, and academic success. At this annual event, we shine the spotlight on all our members who have taken advantage of the opportunities provided through our Clubs to fuel the drive within themselves to achieve Great Futures.


These exceptional teens have been selected as the winner at each of their high schools. The winner of our organization’s Youth of the Year event (stay tuned for an invitation!) will advance to the Los Angeles area event and may be selected to participate in the State of California, Pacific Region, and the National levels of competition.


National Youth of the Year winners have gone on to achieve success in a variety of industries, including entertainment, politics, business, and sports. Becoming National Youth of the Year is an exciting and inspiring journey. 


Meet our finalists, both are shining examples and living proof that Great Futures start here at Boys & Girls Clubs.

Mirian - Sophomore
King Drew Magnet High School

Marian H. has been a member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carson for four years. She started as a member at Edwin Markham Middle School and now attends King Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science in her sophomore year. Marian has a bright personality that instantly attracts everyone she comes in contact with. She enjoys participating in the Money Matters program, UPS Road Code, and College and Career Case Management.

Marian’s goal is to attend California State University San Diego after graduation to study biochemistry.  Her long-term goal is to become a dentist so that she can give back to the community that has given her so much.

“The only person that can change your future is yourself, no one will do it for you, and therefore it’s important to work hard in order to achieve your goals”

Joze Miguel D. is a Senior at Carson High School and winner of Site Level Youth of the Year 2022 for Carson High School, Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson. He is a consistent 4.0 GPA high school student in addition to participation in Dual Enrollment having finished Political Sciences to Psychology college courses with LA Harbor Community College. Joze wants to attend UCLA and major in Medicine or Law – ultimately he wants to go into a profession where he is able to help and give back to the community.

“Everyone has something to offer— to teach. With the people of Boys and Girls Club and the students who regularly attend it, you really learn a lot of things from school to the insights of life.” – Joze Miguel

Previous Youth of the Year winners

Youth of the Year - Ashley 2019-2020
Youth of the Year - Eden 2020-21