2012 Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany Youth of the Year
Throughout the past weeks, we have been preparing for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany’s Youth of the Year announcement. Our two nominees are assets to the Club, club members and staff. We are very proud of both individuals and wish that both could move forward to the New York State Youth of the Year event. It is with great pleasure to announce that Nedayah Gray has been named Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany’s Youth of the Year.
Pictured: (left) Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple, (center) Nedayah Gray, (right) Club Alum John Kearney.
Nedayah has been a Club member for the past 10 months. Although Nedayah has not been a Club kid for as long as many of our members, Nedayah has truly become part of our family. She frequently helps in the classrooms during Power Hour and will instantly help any counselor when a child needs a moment away from the group. Nedayah confidently addresses situations when others may throw their hands up and walk away. Nedayah has a way of making everyone around her feel comfortable, as if she has known them for her entire life. Nedayah is a very strong minded young lady. Her determination to be a role model in the Club and in the community is unparalleled to any other teen.