(Edinburg)(January 12, 2015)- Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV recently hosted the Junior Youth of the Year competition. Junior Youth of the Year was created as a way to prepare club kids ages 9-13 for the most prestigious honor a club kid can receive, the Youth of the Year. Often, kids have great stories to tell, but have difficulty telling them publicly in the Youth of the Year competition. Junior Youth of the Year competitors wrote essays about their home life, their school life, what the club means to them and presented a speech to a panel of judges.
In the end, three youth emerged as finalist: 3rd runner up Angel Luevanos (Sam Risica Unit), 2nd runner up Gina Garcia (Brewster Unit) and the 2016 Youth of the Year Briana Zuniga (Fountain Unit). Each received a technology gift bag and certificate.
“I absolutely love this event.” said Sabrina Walker Hernandez, CEO. “Not only does it prepare our kids for the Youth of the Year competition, but what a showcase for the clubs!
Judges in the Youth of the Year Competition included Elias Longoria, Texas Regional Bank; Judi Flowers, Wells Fargo Bank, and Todd Miller, MCISD.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg Rio Grande Valley is a proud City of Edinburg partner and a United Way of South Texas Agency.
Since 1969, the Boys & Girls Club has played an integral role in the Edinburg community, providing daily programs and services to over 18,000 young people. During the School year the Club is open Monday – Friday, 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and during the summer the hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. On all ECISD holidays and teachers work days the Legacy Center is open 7:30 am – 5:30 p.m. The Club has moved its main site and administration to its new building the Legacy Center located at 702 Cullen Street (Rogers and 281). The Club offers programs that emphasize character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, and sport, fitness and recreation. If you would like to learn more about our scheduled activities call 956.383.2582 or visit our website www.edinburgkids.com. If you would like to make a contribution please contact Sabrina Walker-Hernandez, Chief Professional Officer at 956.383.2582 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can text “CLUB” to 20222 to donate $5.00.
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