Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year to Emcee Mayor’s State of The City Breakfast

Kamrein Jackson speaks and tells his story at the Great Futures Luncheon, held in January of 2018. Photo provided.Kamrein Jackson speaks and tells his story at the Great Futures Luncheon, held in January of 2018. Photo provided.

By: Brandon Coppernoll—

Muncie, IN—Two-time Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie Club Youth of the Year, Kamrein Jackson, will emcee the Mayor’s State of the City address at 7:30 a.m. April 25.

Jackson, 16, a Central High School sophomore, told his own inspiring story at the Club’s annual Great Futures Luncheon in January.

“I’ve been judged for my hair, my clothes, and for the color of my skin,” he said. “I’ve been judged and told I couldn’t. I want to be that person that everybody looks at and says, ‘here’s a young man who can.’”

Jackson will represent Muncie at the district competition in Indianapolis later this spring.

“Kamrein is a special youth,” said Jason Newman, Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie CEO. “He is a leader at the Club and I could not be prouder of him and I’m not at all surprised that he’s been given this opportunity.”

At Central, Kamrein plays junior varsity basketball and the saxophone.

The Mayor’s State of the City, a breakfast meeting at the Horizon Convention Center, will feature highlights from the past year. Click here to reserve your free seat at the breakfast.


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie works with more than 200 children every day, helping to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Founded in 1933, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie is an active community partner, collaborating with entities across the city. For other questions, please contact Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie at (765) 282-4461 ext. 103 or


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