2018 Youth of the Year Lynsey Ramos
At the age of seven, Lynsey became a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford and attended the after-school program daily where she got help with her homework and was able to sharpen her basketball skills by taking advantage of the open gym hours.
Lynsey currently attends Umass-Dartmouth and says “I spent so much time a the Club as a kid, it literally became my second home. When I became old enough I started volunteering to give back to the place that helped me to find my voice. I would tutor in the same room I received help in. I helped in the same gym where I got my start. The same gym where I found my passion, not only for basketball but for teaching and coaching. I know that even the smallest interactions can leave an impact on Club members. I used years of sportsman ship to help guide me to be a great role model while volunteering. I feel like my experience has come full circle, as I once needed help to speak and the BGCNB was there for me. I know I have the confidence to lead and help the new generation of members find their voice as I did.