Every month we celebrate Kids who show active participation in programs, positive attitude and behavior, and helping others.
For the month of March, we are pleased to announce the following Youths of the Month!
Valentina C. is our March 2021 Teen Youth of the Month. Valentina is 12 years old and in the 7th grade at Finley Middle School. Valentina has been a Club member for 4 years and enjoys many of the programs offered including SMART Girls, Torch Club (of which she is the President), and Power Hour. Through Torch, she most recently led a supply drive for the Youth Homeless Shelter sponsored by Family and Children’s Association. At school, Valentina very much enjoys going to Chorus and she has aspirations to be a professional singer. In her free time, she expresses herself through art and anime. According to our Teen Director, Stephanie Urio, when asked why Valentina was nominated for Youth of the Month, she shares “Valentina did a great job getting her homework completed every day and was a big part of the success of the supply drive to help kids her age that are experiencing homelessness.” In Valentina’s own words, “I like that the Club helps me and others improve in school work so that we can do better. I also like that we have the opportunity where we can help others and make a difference.”
Samantha R. is our March 2021 Bayville Youth of the Month. Sammy is ten years old and in the 5th grade at Bayville Intermediate School. Sammy has been a Club member for three years and enjoys Kids in the Kitchen, Art and Triple Play. She also enjoys taking walks and photos along the way. According to her group leader Mr. Matt, “Sammy is respectful, always kind and ready to try new things.” She wants to become a teacher when she grows up. According to Sammy, she likes the Club because “It’s a fun place to be with friends, and everyone is nice here.”
Jasmine T. is our March 2021 Locust Valley Youth of the Month. Jasmine is nine years old and in the 4th grade at Locust Valley Intermediate School. Jasmine has been a Club member since she was in kindergarten and especially enjoys our Game Night program. She excels in Social Studies at school, and in her free time, she enjoys playing soccer with her mom, but also really loves to dance! According to her group leader Mr. Will, “Jasmine is a sweet young lady who is a positive role model for her peers.” Just like Sammy, Jasmine too wants to be a teacher when she grows up. When asked what she likes about the Club, Jasmine responds, “The staff! I like the Club because my favorite staff are there to help me.”