Meet Lyric Carter: 2016/2017 Youth of the Year for Michael A. Grant Boys & Girls Club

Meet Lyric Carter: 2016/2017 Youth of the Year for Michael A. Grant Boys & Girls Club
October 21, 2016 BGCMA

Before becoming a member of the Michael A. Grant Boys & Girls Club, Lyric Carter could be described as a shy and reserved young girl. However, now after 7 years at her Club, Lyric has evolved to become “a leader in the making” while maintaining her “quiet spirit.”

Lyric has become well known throughout her Club and community for her artistic ability and commitment to service. As a member of the Club, she has participated in youth service and leadership programs through the Keystone and Torch clubs. Lyric has also broadened her horizons as a participant of the Alvin Ailey Dance Camp, which taught her fundamentals about ballet. She credits the Alvin Ailey Dance Camp with improving her self-esteem and confidence.

Lyric explained, “The opportunity to be selected and participate in the program via the Club was inspiring and life changing.”

Outside of the Boys & Girls Club, Lyric has continued to

build on her leadership skills. Currently, she is a Junior Class Senator at Pebblebrook Performing Arts High School, as well as a member of Key Club, a community service organization. Lyric is also a member of Pebblebrook’s track team.

While she may be soft spoken, Lyric has never allowed her quiet nature to prevent her from speaking up. She encourages her peers to do the same. A word of encouragement she always tries to express to her fellow classmates is “to strive to be the best they can be by putting their best foot forward and never giving up; no matter how hard it may appear now, success is just a short distance away.”

Lyric will graduate high school in June 2018. She hopes to attend the University of Alabama to study Engineering.

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