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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (September 6, 2018) – During its “Fueling our Future” community breakfast, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP) unveiled the new Renee LaBelle Parsons Girls Leadership Award and scholarship. Spearheaded by businesswoman and philanthropist, Renee Parsons, the award honors girls who have exhibited three key leadership qualities – collaboration, assertiveness and empathy – and provides the recipient with a new laptop and four years of scholarship funding up to $20,000 a year.
“While many of our grants support a broad range of youth and underserved adults, I am personally interested in providing motivated girls with the resources and support they need to become happy, thriving and successful women,” said Parsons.
Parsons formally introduced the award and announced the 2018 honoree, Yareli Guadalupe Martinez Medina, via video address. More than 250 business and community leaders attended the breakfast which highlighted the impact of BGCMP and the effect its programs have on the community. The organization provides structured, comprehensive educational and recreational programming designed to help youth reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible members of the community. Much of the focus is on academic achievement, personal development and leadership, resulting in higher than average graduation rates among Club members.