BKFK believes that kids excel in innovation and creativity…accordingly, we created a Youth Advisory Board to gather authentic feedback from kids about our programs and contests. The Board consists of twenty students (only certain students are currently featured below), ages 10 through 15, who represent a variety of backgrounds and interests including sports, science, and the arts. The Board meets four times per year to discuss our programs and what we can do to improve them. We also talk about what’s “hot” in their world today, such as games, videos, movies, sports, and music. As tomorrow’s leaders, the Youth Advisory Board gives BKFK a closer look at what kids want and need now and what they’re looking for in the future.


Kevin
Name: Kevin
Age: 11
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite hobby/sport: Soccer
What career do you want to have as an adult? Astronaut
What accomplishment are you most proud of? Graduating from elementary school

Aaron
Name: Aaron
Age: 15
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite hobby/sport: Baseball/Guitar
What career do you want to have as an adult? General Manager of an MLB team (preferably Red Sox)
What accomplishment are you most proud of? I won best outfielder and made the All-Star team at the Little League World Series Cup
Other information about me: I like to sleep really late and play video games among other things in my spare time.

Elizabeth
Name: Elizabeth
Age: 14
Favorite subject: History
Favorite hobby/sport: Karate
What career do you want to have as an adult? U.S. Chairwoman of the Arctic Council
What accomplishment are you most proud of? Going to the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals
Other information about me: I really like Northern European History and culture

Aidan
Name: Aidan
Age: 13
Favorite subject: Technology
Favorite hobby/sport: Boy Scouts
What accomplishment are you most proud of? CPEP and Boy Scouts


Frankie
Name: Frankie
Age: 16
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite hobby/sport: Soccer
What career do you want to have as an adult? Not sure
What accomplishment are you most proud of? Getting picked for Junior National Young Leaders Club in middle school by my teachers.


Annabel
Name: Annabel
Age: 15
Favorite subject: Social Studies
Favorite hobby/sport: Figure skating and ice hockey
What career do you want to have as an adult? Engineer
What accomplishment are you most proud of? I’m proud that I was able to play on my high school hockey team even though I had never played before.


Hannah
Name: Hannah
Age: 13
Favorite subject: Spanish, art, and gym
Favorite hobby/sport: Dance, art, and archery
What career do you want to have as an adult? Dance teacher or a professional dancer
What accomplishment are you most proud of? I have high honors and I am in the second best class at my dance studio, Center Stage.


John
Name: John
Age: 10
Favorite subject: Science
Favorite hobby/sport: Animation
What career do you want to have as an adult? Scientist
What accomplishment are you most proud of? Making the travel team for soccer.


Amanda
Name: Amanda
Age: 12
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite hobby/sport: Softball
What career do you want to have as an adult? Lawyer or a teacher
What accomplishment are you most proud of? Being in honors classes and getting honor roll all times in 6th grade.


Joshua
Name: Joshua
Age: 11
Favorite subject: Gym
Favorite hobby/sport: Soccer
What career do you want to have as an adult? Soccer player or a basketball/soccer coach
What accomplishment are you most proud of? Making it to the Stamford Hurricanes travel soccer team.


Julia
Name: Julia
Age: 11
Favorite subject: Art
Favorite hobby/sport: Tennis
What career do you want to have as an adult? Singer
What accomplishment are you most proud of? In 4th grade, I was one of 3 winners in a school poem contest for Mother’s Day.
Other information about me: One of my other hobbies is horseback riding.

Gavin
Name: Gavin
Age: 10
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite hobby/sport: Basketball
What career do you want to have as an adult? Lawyer
What accomplishment are you most proud of? Going to the Odyssey of the Mind world finals in Iowa.

Maura
Name: Maura
Age: 14
Favorite subject: Language Arts
Favorite hobby/sport: Swim/Lacrosse/Tennis
What career do you want to have as an adult? A pediatrician
What accomplishment are you most proud of? Being elected as my middle school’s student government president last year.
Other information about me: I take part in Stamford Education for Autism which is an organization that I love. I also enjoy public speaking and communicating with others. I love younger kids, so I started babysitting this past year. I have been playing piano since I was 6 years old!

Nathalia
Name: Nathalia
Age: 10
Favorite subject: Science
Favorite hobby/sport: Soccer
What career do you want to have as an adult? I want to be a marine biologist because I love animals, the water and science.
What accomplishment are you most proud of? The accomplishment I am most proud of is my first place soccer trophy from soccer season last year in the fall.


Joey
Name: Joey
Age: 14
Favorite subject: History/Biography
Favorite hobby/sport: Baseball
What career do you want to have as an adult? Professional baseball player
What accomplishment are you most proud of? Getting good grades for freshman year.
Other information about me: I play soccer and basketball, and I have an interest in the business world as well.

Craig
Name: Craig
Age: 11
Favorite subject: Social Studies
Favorite hobby/sport: Baseball
What career do you want to have as an adult? Animation
What accomplishment are you most proud of? My first home run.


Brian
Name: Brian
Age: 10
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite hobby/sport: Basketball
What career do you want to have as an adult? Engineer
What accomplishment are you most proud of? My good grades

Anna
Name: Anna
Age: 10
Favorite subject: Science
Favorite hobby/sport: Basketball and lacrosse. Also sketching and creating fashion designs.
What career do you want to have as an adult? Scientist
What accomplishment are you most proud of? Getting straight A’s on my report card
Other information about me: I have a twin sister and also have twin siblings

Ries
Name: Reis
Age: 13
Favorite subject: Science
Favorite hobby/sport: Musical theater, singing and dance
What career do you want to have as an adult? I would like to be an environmental lawyer or an actor for musical theater.
What accomplishment are you most proud of? What accomplishment are you most proud of? I am most proud of achieving all honors throughout middle school.
Other information about me: I take dance classes and enjoy being a part of musical theater. I am excited to be going into 9th grade and The Agriscience and Technology Program at Westhill High School.

Jacob
Name: Jacob Herz
Age: 14
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite hobby/sport: Reading and Legos
What career do you want to have as an adult? I am very open to all the possibilities ahead of me.
What accomplishment are you most proud of? This past year I received a Volunteer of the Year Award for my work with the Jumpstart program, a special needs program for preschool children.