2016 Youth of the Year
Congratulations to the Club’s Youth of the Year Christina Colas!!!
Youth of the Year has been BGCA’s premier recognition program, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Club members. Each year, one exceptional young person from a Boys & Girls Club is selected to compete to be National Youth of the Year. Through the Youth of the Year program, young people showcase their talents and achievements, share their hopes and dreams, and work toward a bright and positive future.
Christina competed in the New York State Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year event in Albany, May 22-May 24, 2016. The YOY candidates were judged on the quality of their application which highlighted academic success, leadership and service, their personal brand and vision for America’s youth. A three-minute speech and interviews were also included in the judging process. Mrs. Sherika Adams, Director of Youth Programs, assisted Christina with her application and escorted her to the event. For the first time in the history of the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area, our Youth of the Year candidate was selected as one of the top 6 finalists in NYS!! Christina came back with a mission to encourage her peers to take advantage of the awesome things the Club has to offer and inspire them to be the best version of themselves. All of us here at the Club are extremely proud of Christina!
Our Youth of the Month
Cameron has demonstrated through the years how much he has grown into a mature young man. As an example, every day he is in the computer lab working on the success of his business and his other projects for the North Bellport community. This Youth of the Month is now a Club Staff Member! We are so proud of him!
Congratulations to our very own Arella Guirantes! Basketball phenom signs with Texas Tech!
Congratulations to everyone who participated in “The Wiz”, a production by Playcrafters Theatre Company! Three of the young stars have continued to share their talents by performing in Playcrafters’ production of “Born Yesterday” by Garson Kanin. Our Scarecrow, Kimberly B., Tinman, Josiah M., and Glinda, Ava R. were part of a fine cast of experienced actors performing a quality play by a noted playwright. Showing his skills, Cameron T. was trained on and operated the lighting board for “The Wiz” and assisted with the lights for the production of “Born Yesterday.” We are extremely impressed by each and every one of “The Wiz” cast members!! A standing ovation for all!!
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