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Boys & Girls Clubs members in running for honor
Two teenagers who are members of Boys & Girls Clubs in the West Valley are sharing their stories as they seek the Youth of the Year title for the Metro Phoenix clubs.
The winner, chosen from among 13 candidates representing each of the clubs, will be named March 19 at the annual Today’s Kids, Tomorrow’s Stars gala.
Those competing include Isabel Castillo of Avondale’s Tri-City Thornwood branch and Brianna Inda of Tolleson’s Woodrow C. Scoutten club.
The youths involved in the after-school program were selected by club staffers and members before undergoing a 16-week training course involving team building and presentation skills.
Each will have three minutes at the gala to impress the judges with their story of success despite adversity.
Isabel, 16, of Avondale said she will talk about how she’s worked to build her confidence and self-worth after overcoming depression and bullying.