It's amazing to see the ability of a young individual who deals with a lot of personal issues growing up and yet is able to accomplish so much with the help of organizations like our local Boys & Girls Club. Each year through their Youth of the Year program these select young individuals have a great opportunity to get the support they need to be successful as well as pass on the knowledge to the next generation and beyond.
Nichiya Pippins, who recently visited our club, is another great example of what the Youth of the Year program is all about. Currently only a sophomore at Dundee Crown High School, Nichiya has put in the work with her academics, with her athletics and with her life at home to become this years Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Township Youth of the Year. A title which has earned her a $10,000 scholarship. As a sophomore she still has a great opportunity to again qualify for youth of they year and additional scholarship money for her remaining 2 years of high school which can do a lot for her college education potential.
Impressed with her as a young individual our club will be sending Nichiya to the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) where she will work with similar minded young individuals and improve her leadership skills to be that much better as a person. Best of luck Nichiya... you have all the right tools to make all the right moves!!