Mikayla Mitchell, an Avon Lake High School graduate who aspires to have a career in forensic psychology, has been chosen as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County’s 2020 Youth of the Year.
Mitchell, 17, lives in Lorain.
“Mikayla is a hard-working and passionate young lady who has a huge heart for the children she serves,” said Angelicia Brewer, site director for the club at Avon Lake’s Westview Elementary School. “She goes above and beyond to make them feel loved.”
Mitchell has been involved with the clubs for two years as a member and one year as part of the staff.
Her Club lessons include journaling as well as teaching kids ways to express emotions and handle tough situations.
She now moves on to the regional Youth of the Year competition.
A January high school graduate, Mitchell just started classes at Lorain County Community College. She enjoys drawing, hand lettering with motivational artwork, singing and playing the piano. She also likes running and has been involved in the sports and recreation programs at the club.
The regional Youth of the Year competition will involve teens from Akron, Cleveland, Sandusky and Lorain County. The winner will be announced March 25.
Local winners have the chance to advance to state, regional and national competitions.