2018 Youth of the Year

Seventeen-year-old Liam Lucewicz was named the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito’s (BGCSD) 2018 Youth of the Year at the annual Youth of the Year Celebration in August. In addition to winning the title, Liam will receive a $1,000 educational scholarship from Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Foundation and move on to compete in the Youth of the Year county competition.

Liam has been an active member of the athletics department and Griset Clubhouse in Encinitas since third grade, where he developed a passion for community service. As a result, Liam created a tutoring club, providing free tutoring to younger kids who otherwise wouldn’t have help with their homework. He now leads a group of 10 students in a weekly peer tutoring rotation.

Liam was also recently accepted into a highly selective internship at Palomar Hospital, where he serves in the cardiovascular progressive care department. He hopes to continue his education in medicine and become a doctor. “Being a part of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito has changed my heart and mind about the plight of others,” he said. “I will forever be changed – for the better.”

Members of the BGCSD Youth of the Year Committee

Members of the BGCSD Youth of the Year Committee

BGSD’s Youth of the Year Celebration acknowledges teens ages 14 through 18 for their embodiment of the values of leadership, service, healthy lifestyles, and academic excellence. This year’s Country Nights-themed event was held at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Infield Pavilion, where guests enjoyed dinner, wine, music, nighttime horse racing, and silent and live auctions. Learn more at www.bgcsandieguito.org.