COVID-19 literally rained on our parade, restricted service at restaurants, and cancelled many events. One of those events was the South Boston Boys & Girls Club St. Patrick’s luncheon. At this beloved event, kids are honored every year with the Youth of the Year award.
Because this year’s event was cancelled, this young woman did not get the accolades she duly deserves! So without further ado, we present this year’s Youth of the Year South Boston and over-all winner representing Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston – Amanda Talbot!
Born and raised in South Boston, Amanda Talbot has been coming to the Club since she was six years old. Amanda lives with her grandmother in Quincy and is a senior at Boston Collegiate Charter School. At school Amanda is an exemplary student athlete, consistently attaining honor roll, leading her volleyball team to the playoffs, and supporting her peers as much as she can. After graduation Amanda will be attending Framingham State University where she intends to study Early Childhood Education.
During her time at the Club, Amanda has taken every opportunity presented to her and knocked it out of the park. She works as a junior staff member in both the music room and as a junior lifeguard, and is extremely passionate about the time she spends with the younger members. In 2016, Amanda was one of the few chosen to lead a Club sponsored trip to Grand Cayman Island to help plan and implement a music camp for the disadvantaged youth.
Amanda intends to study Early Childhood Education so she can effectively give back to the community that she loves so much. Her leadership abilities, strong character, and passion for improving her community make her exceptional member of the Edgerley Family South Boston Club.
We are so proud that Amanda was chosen out of the six candidates representing each club, to be named Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston’s Youth of the Year.
It is an honor she so absolutely deserves.