NNU Freshman Competes for Boys and Girls Club National Youth of the Year

NNU Freshman Competes for Boys and Girls Club National Youth of the Year

Northwest Nazarene University
Sep 29, 2021
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Steeve laughing
Joel shakes Steeve's hand

NNU freshman and Pacific Region Youth of the Year, Steeve Biondolillo, was one of six finalists from across the U.S. to compete for the title of “National Youth of the Year,” awarded by Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The competition was held virtually on Sept. 21, 2021.

Steeve was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 2002 and adopted by a wonderful family in the United States in 2010. Through his experiences, he has developed incredible empathy for others and often says that the Boys & Girls Club taught him that the key to changing the world begins with making a difference in the life of just one person. 

“I’m going to be that change. I am a determined young man ready to take on the world,” adds Steeve. 

Steeve is already making his mark on the NNU community and was elected Freshman class president earlier this month.

“We are so proud of Steeve and thrilled to have him as part of our NNU community,” said President Joel Pearsall. “His commitment to make a difference in the lives of others is perfectly matched with NNU’s mission of empowering and equipping students to become God’s creative and redemptive agents in this world. We can’t wait to see how this young man will continue to change our community and our world for good.”

The road to the National Youth of the Year competition includes local, state and regional-level competitions with thousands of other contenders from over 4,000 clubs nationwide. For more than 70 years, the Youth of the Year program has honored and celebrated the nation’s most inspiring teens and their incredible journeys.