Alana Maria Jefferson
2021 Youth of the Year
Alana Maria Jefferson was named Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 2021 Youth of the Year. A panel of Club staff and administration served as the judges to select this year’s Youth of the Year.
Jefferson, a junior at Coral Gables Senior High School with a 3.2 GPA, has been a member of the Hank Kline Club since 2010. During her time at the Club, she has matured by placing her focus on her education and giving back to the community. She hopes to attend Columbia University or Howard University to pursue a career in education with a focus on the arts. Jefferson believes in promoting the arts and the importance of art education in early childhood development.
Jefferson participates in numerous extracurricular activities including writing for the school paper which she uses as a way to bring awareness to issues surrounding the arts. Jefferson also ran for 2021 class president and credits the Club with transforming her into an extroverted, confident leader. At the Club, she participates in the Teen Club and is the Keystone President. She is also part of the Teen Event Development Committee.