EDINBURG (April 26, 2012) The Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV is happy to announce that thanks to a grant from Hochheim Praier Insurance on Monday, April 16-17, 2012, three members from our TeenSupreme Program were able to attend the 2012 Boys & Girls Clubs of America Texas Alliance and Youth the Year Competition in Austin, Texas.
The three teens attending were State Competitor Youth of Year Edwin Padilla, Janice Montemayor and Loren Haskin, who were named Youth of the Year for their local Edinburg Units, Sam Risica and The Legacy Center, respectively.
During their visit the club members participated in a walking tour of the University of Texas Austin, toured the capital and attended the Youth of the Year Luncheon where Edwin Padilla was presented with a Resolution from Senator Chuy Hinojosa’s Office.
“This is a wonderful learning experience for our teens”, says Sabrina Walker-Hernandez, Chief Professional Officer, of the Edinburg Clubs, “It opens their mind to attending a college away from home and helps them understand how their state government works.
Youth of the Year is Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier youth recognition program which promotes and celebrates Club members’ service to Club, community and family; academic performance; spiritual values; life goals and poise and public speaking ability. The Youth of the Year program is most effective when used as a year-round tool for fostering young people’s personal growth and leadership qualities.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV has played an integral role in the Edinburg community for over 41 years, providing daily programs and services to over 18,000 young people. During the School Year the Club is open Monday-Friday, 3:00-8:00pm and during the summer the hours are 7:30am-5:30pm. The Club has moved its main site and administration to its new building The Legacy Center located at 702 Cullen Street (Rogers & Expway 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 joining the Club, or about how to join our team of professionals, or about youth programs call 956-383-2582 or visit our website at 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.
For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV or to make a contribution, call 956.383-2582, ask for Sabrina Walker-Hernandez, Chief Professional Officer or Fawn Foudray-Golich, Director of Resource Development & Marketing. You can also visit our website at www.edinburgkids.com. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV is a proud City of Edinburg partner and a United Way of South Texas agency.
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