FOX Sports Wisconsin Youth of the Year

Celebrating Club members that demonstrate exceptional character and accomplishments

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The Youth of the Year program dates back to 1947 and celebrates youth who have overcome enormous odds and demonstrated exceptional character and accomplishments. Those selected are recognized for service to their Club and community, academic performance and contributions to their families.

Participants are chosen on both local and state levels. From those participants, five regional winners are selected to meet every September in Washington, D.C. to compete for the National Youth of the Year title. Five judges interview each candidate and select the winner based on scholastic achievement, community service, leadership ability, and consideration of any physical, social or emotional obstacles that were overcome.

All five regional winners are honored at a Congressional Breakfast on Capitol Hill and have an opportunity to meet the President of the United States in the White House. In addition, each regional winner receives a $10,000 scholarship and the National Youth of the Year receives an additional college scholarship totaling up to $50,000. Each state winner receives a $1,000 college scholarship. Scholarships are made possible by Tupperware Brands Corporation and The Rick and Susan Goings Foundation.

FOX Sports Wisconsin is a long-standing local funder of the Youth of the Year program.

2019 FOX Sports Wisconsin Youth of the Year: Nadxely Sanchez

2019 FOX Sports Wisconsin Youth of the Year Nadxely Sanchez first joined the clubs three years ago after learning about the Clubs’ Sponsor-A-Scholar program. As the daughter of two immigrants, Nadxley strives to take advantage of every opportunity that presents itself to her. Through Sponsor-A-Scholar, Nadxely has learned how to handle high amounts of coursework, conduct herself professionally in interviews, and gain exposure in the medical field; the profession she hopes to pursue. Nadxely notes “Boys & Girls Clubs has provided me with much-needed support. This support has helped push me towards achieving my goal of going to college.” One of the most remarkable opportunities she had was participating in was a 6-week summer Health Careers Opportunities Program at Marquette University. Nadxely said, “Boys & Girls Clubs has ensured the countless sacrifices my parents have and continue to make did not go to waste.”

On top of academics, Nadxely participates in programs such as Voces del la Frontera’s Youth Empowered in the Struggle (Y.E.S.) and National Honor Society. Through Y.E.S., Nadxely helped pass the campaign which made Milwaukee Public Schools a sanctuary district in 2016. Nadxely participates in several local and statewide rallies, advocating for the rights of students, immigrants, and workers. She also helped create the annual Hispanic Heritage Program where she is working with her chapter to implement ethnic studies in her school. Nadxely said, “All the work I have done through advocating for others, showed me the power youth hold. The power youth hold is present in everything I have had the privilege of being a part of.”

Nadxely’s vision for the youth of America is for them “to come together and continue to advocate for what they believe in, no matter the challenges that they may encounter on their journey.” After high school, Nadxely plans to attend Harvard University in hopes to attend medical school and one day become a pediatric surgeon. We are sure she will continue to advocate for those around her and continue her work of empowering her peers.

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