03 Jan The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson Announce 2019 Youth of the Year Finalists
The Club is proud to announce our 2019 Youth of the Year finalists from Carson, King Drew, and Locke High Schools. Please, join us on January, 17th 2019 at the Carson Community Center as we celebrate the accomplishments of these leaders and crown our 2019 Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson Youth of the Year.
Ryan, King Drew High School
Ryan is in 11th grade and has been a member of the Boys & Girls Club at King Drew Magnet High School for three years. Over the years, he has participated in College Bound, Power Hour, Career Launch, Sports & Fitness Programs, and Teen Summit. Ryan enjoys the supportive environment that he finds at the Club through the members and staff. He finds comfort in being able to come to the Club and find people to relate to, since he doesn’t have that at home.
Ryan plans to attend Pennsylvania State or the University of Southern California to pursue a degree in Entertainment Business with a focus on Music.
Nathan, Carson High School
Nathan is in 12th grade and has been a member of the Boys & Girls Club at Carson High School for four years. Over the years, he has participated in the Senior Bound Program, Power Hour, Career Launch, UPS Road Code, and our College Bound workshops and field trips. Nathan enjoys introducing himself to new members and putting smiles on their faces. He sees the Club as his second home where he can be himself, learn, and grow into the person he expects to become.
Nathan plans to attend Cal State Long Beach and wants to pursue a degree in Sports Medicine.
Talisha, Locke High School
Talisha is in 12th grade and has been a member of the Boys & Girls Club at Locke High School for four years. Over the years, she has participated in Keystone Club, College Bound, Girls Code, and JV Invent Team. Talisha believes bonding with supportive Club staff is the best part of being a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson.
Talisha plans to attend Howard University, Stanford University or the University of Southern California to pursue a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
About Youth of the Year:
For nearly 70 years, the Youth of the Year program has honored and celebrated the nation’s most inspiring teens and their incredible journeys. Stories of outstanding leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to living a healthy lifestyle have made Youth of the Year America’s premier leadership and recognition program for teens. These amazing young people represent the voice and spirit of hope for America. Inspiring all kids to lead. To succeed. To inspire.
Youth of the Year Partners:
The Youth of the Year recognition program is presented by Disney, which has supported BGCA for more than 50 years, empowering young people to reach their full potential and providing youth with access to the tools they need to build the great futures they imagine.
Toyota, the Signature Sponsor of Youth of the Year, is dedicated to inspiring the next generations of engineers, thinkers and leaders who will help drive the American economy.