Kaylah Morgan is the El Dorado Boys & Girls Club Youth of The Year

The El Dorado High School Freshmen is the youngest person to win the award.

EL DORADO, AR. - The Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado rolled out the red carpet Monday night for the 2014 Youth of The Year.

At 14-years-old, Kaylah Morgan is the youngest person to become Youth of The Year. She’s a 9-year member, who started volunteering at an early age.

“It’s a lot of work, you have to get a lot of recommendations and there’s a lot of behind the scenes work,” said Kaylah.  “I was twelve and I was already here doing volunteer hours.  For the past two years I’ve had my own classes.”

During the summer, she teaches dance, as well as etiquette to her peers.  She also started a mentorship program, all the while holding a 3.7 GPA.

“She’s everything we’re about, we’re very proud of her,” said Boys and Girls Club Director, David Lee. “She does a wonderful job, a very responsible young lady, involved in many organizations at her high school and she’s just a wonderful girl.”

Besides the recognition, she’ll also receive $2,500 in scholarships for college.  Kaylah says she and other students couldn’t do it without a little help.

“If it wasn’t for the tutoring program, I don’t think the kids here would get the sky-high grades,” adds Kaylah

The club also recognized a year’s worth of ‘Youth of The Month’ winners, highlighting all of the stars that come to the Boys and Girls Club.

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