Kiana Knolland is a student at Howard University. As the 2013-2014 National Youth of the Year for Boys & Girls Club of America, she served as the official BGCA teen spokesperson, advocating for America’s youth including nearly 4 million Boys & Girls Club members.
Kiana overcame significant obstacles in her life including adoption, growing up in a single parent household, and dealing with her mother’s health problems. She has refused to let her obstacles define her.
While living in Wichita, Kansas she was awarded the Champion of Change Award and the Definition of Greatness Service Award for Youth. In 2013, Kiana was presented with the Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award and invited to meet with President Obama and other celebrities and political figures.
Kiana considers herself a girl power enthusiast, social justice advocate, and a lover of all things politics. Her ultimate career goal is to combine politics, public relations, and the legal system.