2023 Youth of the Year
Ariana Luis, a junior at Miami Killian Senior High with a 3.8 GPA, has been a member of the Kendall Club since 2020. Since joining Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, she has become an active member in school activities including the Art Honor Society, the Cambridge Program and the swim team. At the Club, she is the current president of the Kendall Club’s Keystone Chapter, regularly participates in park clean ups hosted by the Club and mentors junior youth members.
Luis will be graduating in June 2024. She hopes to attend Columbia University or Florida International University and study international business. Her dream career is to be an ambassador for the United States and work on the international business side of diplomacy.
During her time at the Club, Luis has matured by placing her focus on her education, being a mentor to others and giving back to the community. Luis acknowledges the Club’s impact on her success.