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ST. LOUIS, MO(KTVI)–St. Louis teen wins Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis Youth of the Year. Maya Jones, 15, has been a member of the Boys and Girls club since she was 8 years old. Jones wants to pursue a degree in Zoology when she graduates from Soldan International High School.

Dr. Flint Fowler, President, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis said the Youth of the Year award represents the culmination of the personal, academic, social and civic development realized by Maya Jones.

Jones has represented the Adams Park Club during the 2014 Walgreens Expression challenge. Jones’s team created a film to help prevent teen suicide. Her team won 2nd place and a cash award.

As the Boys & Girls Club ambassador Jones will compete against other Boys & Girls Club members from across Missouri for the state Youth of the Year title April 14-15, 2015.

For more information on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis go to www.bgcstl.org