2017 Youth of the Year Nominee

Trent L. Oliver has been a member of the Boys & Girls Club for the past 9 years. Trent will graduate from Westfield High School in the spring of 2018 and plans to study Psychology at Westfield State University. In the last year alone, Trent has volunteered more than 210 hours of his time at Club events such as the Veteran’s breakfast and Kiwanis Christmas Party as an active member of our teen leadership group, Keystone Elite. Trent also rode his bike to volunteer more than half of his summer vacation at our Summer Food Service Program, helping provide more than 31,000 meals for children in our community. He is now working in our Kitchen, after school.

Having been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at a very young age, Trent found acceptance at the Boys & Girls Club and has not let anything stop him from setting goals, applying himself 110%, and achieving success in his academic and social life. Described as having a “tremendous heart,” Trent takes great pleasure in improving the lives of those around him, whether it be through kind words or a funny joke, he makes it his mission to brighten everyone’s day. 

As an advocate for addiction awareness and prevention and a strong believer in the importance of post high-school education, Trent hopes to inspire youth to stay away from drugs and stay in school. He is a firm believer that no matter the obstacles in front of you, hard work and a positive outlook pay off; and with “miles to go” in his Club journey, Trent vows to have a smile on his face every step of the way.
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