Julia Clukey | United States National Team Athlete and Director of Julia Clukey’s Camp for Girls
After training for 12 years, Julia Clukey realized her dream and was accepted on to the United
States Olympic Luge Team. In 2012 she was the national luge champion. She has now refocused her perseverance and motivation to help young girls in the state of Maine achieve their own dreams. “I want all kids in Maine to know they can set big goals, and that as long as they are willing to work really hard, there is no limit to what they can accomplish,” says Clukey. Clukey experienced the hard loss of her younger sister to suicide. Her death, as well as understanding the lack of self-esteem of many young girls, inspired her to start Julia Clukey’s Camp for Girls. Through her camp and also through her experience as a spokesperson for the Maine Beer and Wine Distributors Association, Clukey has reached 12,000 students across the state and talks about setting goals and making good decisions. Her work has earned a Golden Arrow Award by the Maine Public Relations Council.