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.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Slowing Across The Nation As Pa. Sits Short Of 70% Goal
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.READ MORE: 'It Sounded Like A Train Accident:' Witnesses Recall Car Slamming Into Biomat USA Plasma Center
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.MORE NEWS: Three Killed, Several Injured After Car Slams Into Biomat USA Plasma Center On Western Avenue