SACRAMENTO – Senator Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, recently recognized local high school senior Miguel Fernandez with a Senate resolution commemorating his achievement as being named Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside Youth of the Year.
“You can’t help but admire Miguel’s accomplishments,” said Morrell. “His work in the community has touched many lives. Whether it’s tutoring his fellow classmates in reading or spreading awareness of teen homelessness here in the Inland Empire, he is the perfect example of a young man driven to make a difference in our world. It was a privilege to honor him for his service.”
Miguel has been a member of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside for three and a half years, during which time he initiated “Miguel’s Reading Corner,” a tutoring program emphasizing reading skills. During his academic career, Miguel has consistently made the AVID Honor Roll and has been recognized with his school’s Spirit Award. He has also been involved in numerous community programs, such as Day for Kids and MLK Service Day trash clean-up. Miguel plans to attend University of La Verne and major in biochemistry.
The Youth of the Year Program is Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier youth recognition program. It promotes young people’s service to club, community, and family; academic performance; moral character; and life goals. Each year, club members compete on the local, state, and regional levels to become the next National Youth of the Year and earn scholarships for college.
Senator Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, presents Miguel Fernandez with a resolution honoring his being named Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside Youth of the Year.
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About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside has been serving the Inland Empire since 1967 in the communities of Loma Linda, Mentone, Moreno Valley, Redlands, Riverside and San Bernardino. As an affiliate of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the local Club has access to a library of youth development programs and technical assistance. Local Clubs serve over 3,600 youth daily in an after-school setting and offer both winter and summer camps for kids. Its mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need the Clubs most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs provide a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relations with caring, adult professionals; life-enhancing programs and character development experiences; hope and opportunity. To learn more visit www.BeGreatIE.org.