Pittsburgher Is National Youth Of The Year

PITTSBURGH (NEWSRADIO 1020 KDKA) — Nick Foley’s earliest memories are of domestic fighting, abuse, and being bounced from foster home to foster home.

It wasn’t until his aunt and her partner brought Nick to Pittsburgh that he finally had a semblance of a regular life, and he found it at the Sarah Heinz House.

Through the guidance he found there at the Boys and Girls Club, Nick excelled in schooling, sportsmanship, and eventually took on a leadership role in the Pittsburgh area in the organization.

His story has earned him the title of 2011 National Youth of the Year, and he talks to KDKA AM’s Larry and John about how he achieved this title, and how his story could bring hope to others in similar situations like his.

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  1. Christine says:

    What an absolutely inspiring story! This just goes to show that you can take a negative and turn it into a positive like this young man did. He is not using his childhood as a crutch but rather as a stepping stone to where he is today. What an amazing young man!

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