Second year in a row Julie has won the honor
Oceanside CA— Congratulations to Julie Hernandez, the 2016-2017 Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside Youth of the Year representative! Julie, who also won this honor last year, has been a Club member for six and a half years and recently graduated from El Camino High School with a 4.6 Grade Point Average. Julie plans to attend MiraCosta College in the fall, and after two years continue to University of California, Berkeley. “Along with her academic accomplishments, Julie’s authenticity, perseverance, and commitment to serving others makes her a wonderful role model, so befitting the Youth of the Year title,” said Jodi Diamond, CEO.
As Oceanside’s Youth of the Year, Julie will compete among the 9 other Boys & Girls Clubs representatives for San Diego County Youth of the Year title. The San Diego County representative will then move on to compete at a regional and potentially national level to represent the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Last Year, Julie was named the San Diego County Youth of the Year and is honored to have the opportunity to compete again.
Youth of the Year is a national Boys & Girls Clubs of America program. Since 1947 this has been the premier recognition program for Clubs, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Club teens. Club members who earn the Youth of the Year title embody the values of leadership and service; academic excellence; and healthy life styles. They exemplify the critical impact that Boys & Girls Clubs have on the lives of young people.
For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside please contact Emily Crisman at ECrisman@bgcoceanside.org, call (760) 433-8920, and visit our website BGCOceanside.org or Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/BGCOside .
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) is a youth development organization that is dedicated to providing a safe, fun and enriching environment for youth to spend time during non-school hours. During the school year, we serve 1,100 youth daily, providing stimulating and quality Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STREAM) activities. In addition, we offer a unique program to adults with disabilities, called R.O.A.D.’s.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside is a local, independent organization affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The BGCO raises 100% of the funds that support our life changing programs through individual giving, events and grants. 100% of those funds stay right here in North County to serve youth in our local communities.
We continue to uphold our mission: To inspire, develop and enrich young people to reach their fullest potential as confident, productive, responsible, caring members of society.