Trei Dudley has seven younger siblings. She lived in poverty and suffered domestic violence. But she found support through the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, Kansas. She turned that support around and became a mentor to other kids in the program, then a junior staffer, all while keeping her grades high — high enough that she’s now attending the University of Arkansas and majoring in business.
To honor her hard work and compassion, Dudley received a new Toyota Corolla from Toyota Financial Services’ “Making Life Easier for YOUth” initiative. Dudley was nominated by her club and eventually selected as the 2012-2013 Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Youth of the Year.