Selected among youth from three Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs in the Greater Oklahoma area, Javon Boston was named the Youth of the Year by The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oklahoma.
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, a news release stated.
“Javon is an inspiring young leader who has overcome many challenges in her life and uses those to encourage herself and others,” said Melissa Brown, executive director of the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oklahoma.
Boston is a junior at Moore High School. She has been a member of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma City for eight years. Her plans for after high school are to enlist in the Air Force to be a dog handler for security forces. Javon is passionate about children and teens in foster care, as well as improving professional development for social workers. Her Youth of the Year platform is to raise awareness and advocacy for teen adoption in foster care. Boston volunteered over 150 hours in 2018. She is her club’s Keystone vice president and previously served as Keystone secretary. Her favorite things about the club are hanging out with her friends, planning events and teaching pom to the younger club members.
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