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Boys & Girls Club Youth Ambassadors elevate realities kids face today

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Naja'Ray West from the Denver Broncos Boys & Girls Clubs located in the far Northeast Denver community of Montbello, and Abby Addison, whose family is based at the Peterson Space Force Base and who attends the Peterson Youth Center in Colorado Springs, are the state-level winners of the annual Youth of the Year speaking competition hosted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Colorado. They both advance to regional competition. Abby and Naja’Ray say they want adults to know that many of their peers are struggling with issues such as loneliness, depression and anxiety.