Salesian Boys & Girls Club of Los Angeles member Paola Gomez was named co-LA County Youth of the Year at the The Boys and Girls Club LA Alliance ceremony on March 19th at Club Nokia in LA.
The competition presents outstanding Club members to the community. The Members submit their portfolio of school work, service to the community and an essay on the Club’s significance in their lives. There is rigorous judging and preparation for the candidate. The Youth of the Year candidates are given the opportunity to showcase their Club lives and the impact it has on their lives and dreams.
This was an outstanding step for Paola as she goes forward with her dream of attending Columbia University in New York and becoming a film producer and director.
The entire Salesian Club Family is proud of Paola’s composure, passion, and ability to present her dreams to the Boys and Girls Club Community at Club Nokia. In addition to being a co-winner, Paola has won cash scholarships and will be applying to Columbia University.
The next step in the completion is the State finals and then the National competition. The five winners will have the opportunity of meeting President Obama at the White House. The Club could have a presence in the White House!!!