Maine Youth of the Year event at Augusta mansion

Posted May 05, 2011, at 10:43 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Boys and Girls Clubs Maine Alliance hosts the 2011 Maine Youth of the Year from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 12,  at the Governor Hill Mansion in Augusta. Candidate interviews will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Burton Cross Building.

Seven teens from Maine are competing for Boys & Girls Club of America’s State Youth of the Year title. Being named Youth of the Year is the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can receive. As Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier youth recognition program, the Youth of the Year title recognizes outstanding contributions to a member’s family, school, community and Boys & Girls Club, as well as personal challenges and obstacles overcome.