Exceptional teen awarded Youth of the Year for NBG
Rebecca Marini was awarded as U.S. Naval Base Guam’s (NBG) Child and Youth Programs (CYP) 2012 Youth of the Year at the facility on NBG Jan. 25.
Marini is a true example of an extraordinary young woman recognized by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and NBY CYP for her sound character, leadership skills and willingness to give back to the community. She will compete against other teens from other Navy Installations throughout Asia in hopes of being named Navy Youth of the Year from the Asia region.
Youth of the Year is the highest honor a BGCA member can receive. As BGCA’s premier youth recognition program, Youth of the Year recognizes outstanding contributions to a member’s family, school, community and Boys & Girls Club, as well as overcoming personal challenges and obstacles. Youth of the Year encourages BGCA members to reach their full potential by achieving academic success, leading healthy lifestyles and contributing to their communities.
Youth of the Year honorees are shining examples and living proof that great futures start at Boys & Girls Clubs. This year marks the first time that BGCA will recognize and honor two National Youth of the Year Winners, one being a Military Youth of the Year.
“This year represents an exciting benchmark in the BGCA Youth of the Year competition, as the youth and teens whose parents are active in the uniformed services are recognized for their sacrifices and contributions to their communities and their country,” said Jennifer Hodges, NBG CYP director. “We are truly blessed and pleased to have Rebecca Marini represent Naval Base Guam and Navy youth from around the world.”