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