Congratulations to our 2024 Youth of the Year!

Barreto Club’s Ta’Aliyah S. named Union League Boys & Girls Clubs 2024 Youth of the Year.

“So if you ask what Barreto means to me, it means Ohana; and Ohana means family, a space where nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” Ta’ Aliyah is a Humboldt Park teen who will represent Union League Boys & Girls Clubs at the Illinois Youth of the Year competition in April!

Our Junior Youth of the Year, another Barreto Club Member, Taliyah J! Taliyah and all our Youth of the Year delivered powerful essays detailing their journeys to overcome adversity and their relationship with Union League Boys & Girls Clubs, which makes them “the leaders of tomorrow.” – Sitting Supreme Court Justice, Joy Cunningham

View our Youth of the Year Photo Gallery Here.