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Garfield Sophomore Named Boys & Girls Club's Youth Of The Year

He joined the Boys and Girls Club of Garfield nine years ago
He joined the Boys and Girls Club of Garfield nine years ago Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Boys & Girls Club of Garfield

GARFIELD, N.J.– Malachi Dye was named the Boys & Girls Club of Garfield's 2016 Youth of the Year on Monday.

The Boys & Girls club has been honoring club teens since 1947. Those members who earn the award "embody the values of leadership service; academic excellence; and healthy lifestyles," according to the organization .

Dye, a sophomore at Garfield High School, joined the Boys & Girls Club nine years ago while his parents were going through a divorce .

As a member, he's participated in various club activities and community service projects.

"I assist kids with homework, we do activities in the gym, we go to the park sometimes," he said in a 2015 Meet the Leaders appearance. "It's just amazing. I love helping them with their homework."

Outside of his volunteer work, Dye runs track for the Boilermakers. He's also a junior deacon at the Friendship Baptist Church.

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