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AYCC Announces 2024 Youth of the Year Candidates

  • May 1, 2024

The AYCC is pleased to announce that Hattie Bouchard, AJ Jarosz, and Bree Michaud have been named the Youth of the Year. 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 77th year, the Youth of the Year program honors our nation’s most awe-inspiring young people on their path to great futures. All three candidates will go on to vie for the Maine Youth of the Year title and a $2,500 college scholarship from Boys & Girls Clubs of America.


Hattie Bouchard – age 18, 12 year Member


AJ Jarosz – age 18, 18 year Member


Bree Michaud – age 18, 13 year Member

The Youth of the Year program is supported by Toyota and Kohl’s.  Toyota and Kohl’s are the Signature Sponsors of Youth of the Year, sharing a dedication to America’s youth. Toyota is committed to partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to ensure local Boys & Girls Clubs and BGCA-affiliated Military Youth Centers 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; and Kohl’s is committed to partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to ensure local Clubs and Youth Centers provide staff training and curriculum updates focused on trauma-informed care, building practices kids and teens will need to build great futures.

For more information about the Youth of the Year program, visit