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Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year: Finalist Destiny Baker

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

This Thursday night, the Boys and Girls Club of the Chattahoochee Valley will name its 2016 Youth of the Year.

As a partner with the non-profit organization, News Leader 9 is giving you a look at the seven young people named as finalists for this award – including a Carver High sophomore who seems destined for greatness!

Like most teens, Destiny Baker likes hanging out with her friends but that's just a small part of who this Carver 10th grader really is.

"I like to read, do math, go out with my friends and volunteer my time at the Boys and Girls Club,” Destiny said.  

That’s right, Destiny hasn't just been coming to the Boys and Girls Club for the last eight years, she’s also a volunteer.

"I like volunteering because it helps with the children it helps me see different struggles and other things as well,” Destiny says.

She sometimes helps the younger kids at the club with homework. Destiny says math is one of her favorite subjects.

"I like math because it changes. It’s like every year it’s something different and you use it in everyday life," says Destiny. 

Destiny hopes to one day become a lawyer, or a social worker, or maybe even a psychologist. Whatever she does, she says her goal is to give other young people who may be unable to speak out - a voice.

"I want others to be heard. I don't want them to be isolated and be depressed as to what they may be going through. I just want them to be heard and have a word,” Destiny says. Just one more reason Destiny is hopeful she’ll be named “Youth of the Year.”

Be sure to tune in every day to the news at 5:30 where we will feature each teen finalist for this award. You can also find the stories on WTVM-dot-com, under the 2016 Youth of the Year section on our homepage.

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