There are good reasons for involving young people in the Scrabble scene.

There is a national committee. Contact Tony Hunt for more details.

Some states have an active program for involving these youth

Events are organised internationally by the WESPA Youth Committee. They have a website at www.youthscrabble.org
In particular they organise a World event, a selective tournament which involves players from many countries. In 2021 this was organised as a virtual event.

There is an archive of news about Youth Scrabble