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Clubs announce Youth of the Year representatives

Attendees enjoy the Annual Steak-N-Burger Dinner to fund the Carraway Turner Leadership Fund.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area announces its six Club Youth of the Year Representatives, in alphabetical order: 

Darrius Brown

  • Florence Club Youth of the Year
  • 9th grader at West Florence High

Bella Grace Campbell

  • Pamplico Club Youth of the Year
  • 6th grader at Hannah Pamplico Elementary/Middle

Aiden Green

  • Hartsville Club Youth of the Year
  • 12-year-old Butler Academy student
  • 6-year Club member

Taylor Lewis

  • Rick & Susan Goings Club Youth of the Year (Hemingway Club)
  • 8th grader at Connections Academy
  • 6-year Club member

Genesis Majors

  • Lake City Club Youth of the Year
  • 11th grader at J. Paul Truluck Creative Arts & Science Magnet School

Nichole Salas-Itehua

  • Timmonsville Club Youth of the Year
  • 5th grader at Timmonsville Elementary


Panels of judges will interview the six Club representatives at the Florence Club on Saturday, Feb. 24, to select who will represent Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area at the State Event.

Corporate supporters, club members, and others will gather to congratulate the six individuals during the Annual Steak-N-Burger Dinner on Tuesday, March 5, at First Presbyterian Church, 700 Park Ave., Florence.

Alumni will share what the Club means to them, and attendees will have a chance to learn more about our Clubs from 100 youth members from across the six Pee Dee sites, Florence, Hartsville, Hemingway, Lake City, Pamplico, and Timmonsville.

Adults enjoy a hamburger dinner alongside what often is the youth’s first steak dinner. Each table consists of adults and Club members for this unique learning opportunity.

The night culminates with the award of the Carraway Turner Leadership Fund Scholarships. For tickets to the event or to donate to the scholarship fund, visit


About the Boys & Girls Clubs 

Our mission is to inspire and enable all youth, from throughout the Pee Dee area, especially those that need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. Our Clubs are located in Florence, Hartsville, Hemingway, Lake City, Pamplico, and Timmonsville and fill the gap between school and home with a welcoming, positive environment in which kids and teens have fun, participate in life-changing programs, and build supportive relationships with peers and caring adults.

  • Academic Success: Graduating from high school ready for college, trade school, military, or employment
  • Good Character & Leadership: Being an engaged citizen involved in the community, registered to vote, and modeling good character
  • Healthy Lifestyles: Adopting a healthy diet, practicing healthy lifestyle choices, and making a lifelong commitment to fitness.

For more information about the Clubs, visit  

Our Impact This Year

  • Days Open a Year


  • Youth Served


  • Club Sites


  • Healthy Meals Served


Our Partners & Designations

  • Gold Transparency 2024
    Gold Transparency 2024
  • Advocate for Youth Badge