Exceptional New Rochelle Teen
Named ‘Youth of the Year’ by BGCNR

Selected among 3 outstanding youth, Brian has been named the Youth of the Year by the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle (BGCNR). 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 75th year, the Youth of the Year program honors our nation’s most awe-inspiring young people on their path to great futures. Brian will go on to vie for the New York State Youth of the Year title and a $2,500 college scholarship from Boys & Girls Clubs of America. 


“We are so fortunate to have Brian representing the Club. He has been a leader and role model for our members and personifies resilience. tenacity, and grit. We congratulate him and look forward to all of the great things in his future”, said Becky Mazzanobile, Chief Executive Officer, Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle.  


Brian has been the prime example of what a club member is. Throughout his Boys & Girls Club journey, Brian has taken advantage of all the opportunities that have been offered. From his participation in Passport to Manhood (small group clubs exploring a member’s journey into manhood), Keystone (a teen group dedicated to leadership and community service) and our Drama Matters productions Brian has made an immediate impact at our club and community.


If Brian is named the New York State Youth of the Year, he will vie for the title of Northeast 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 Los Angeles in October 2022, 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 and a brand-new Toyota Corolla. 


The Youth of the Year program is supported by Toyota and Mondelēz International. As the Signature Sponsor of Youth of the Year, Toyota is committed to partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to ensure local Clubs 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. As the Lead Sponsor of Youth of the Year, Mondelēz International, will engage with local Clubs year-round to help foster a new generation of leaders prepared to live in and lead a diverse global economy. Youth of the Year representatives are the workforce leaders, innovators, and problem-solvers of tomorrow.  


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


The Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle (www.bgcnr.org) has been providing a safe, structured and positive environment for youth, ages 6-18, for more than 93 years. It is also charged with helping youth to develop the attitudes, skills, values, and behaviors that enable them to succeed in life. With 12 locations throughout the city of New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Ossining, the Club impacts almost 3,000 youth every year by offering a wide array of programs and services after school, during school holidays, and the entire summer.