The Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield has announced that Jessica Martin, a senior at Marshfield High School, has been named the 2020 Marshfield Youth of the Year.
Every year, the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield, a youth development organization providing programs and services to children and families throughout the greater South Shore community, selects one exceptional club member as Youth of the Year to serve as an ambassador for the club’s youth as well as a voice for all young people.
Martin has been a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield for 10 years. Over the last four years, Martin has held the role of afterschool staff/summer camp counselor at the club, where her duties range from helping with homework to supervising the Games Room. In September 2019, she became the president of the Keystone Club and has since planned a variety of successful fundraisers.
Outside of the club, Martin has served as after school program staff for Marshfield Recreation Department. For the past six years, she has taught preschool and kindergarten CCD as an assistant teacher at her church. In 2016, she received the Library Volunteer of the Year Award from Furnace Brook Middle School for having the most volunteer hours, and in 2018, she received the National Honor Society award. A dedicated volunteer, Martin has volunteered 95 hours over the past 12 months to the Boys & Girls Club and the community.
This fall, Martin will be a freshman at Endicott College in Beverly, where she will major in elementary and special education.
“I can’t imagine where I would be right now, as the club has been my second home,” said Martin. “The club really played a significant part in my life after elementary school, as I was faced with new challenges. I look forward to starting college in the fall, but I will definitely return to the club on break and continue to volunteer and give back to this amazing organization that has given me so much.”