Reading, PA—Selected among several local outstanding youth, Emonie Reviere will compete against other Boys & Girls Club members for the Pennsylvania Youth of the Year title and a $5,000 college scholarship from Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). The Youth of the Year program honors our nation’s most awe-inspiring young people on their path to great futures and encourages all kids to lead, succeed and inspire. As the new Youth of the Year for Olivet Boys & Girls Club, Emonie is a true example of an extraordinary young woman recognized by BGCA for her leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to live a healthy lifestyle.
Emonie has been a member of the Olivet for ten years. She credits the Club’s many programs in each of their core areas of Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Good Character & Citizenship for making her the well-rounded individual that she is today. Emonie also serves as a member of the prestigious Americorps Program, and represented Olivet on National Kick-Off Day in Philadelphia, where she spoke to a crowd of over 500 Americorps members and dignitaries. Emonie is currently undecided about her college choice. Top contenders include Mount Saint Mary’s and Duquesne where she plans to run track and field and major in Psychology.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth of the Year recognition program is presented by Disney, who has supported BGCA for more than 50 years, empowering young people to reach their full potential and providing youth with access to the tools they need to build the great futures they imagine. Toyota, the Signature Sponsor of Youth of the Year, is committed to helping improve the quality of life in our communities, and has demonstrated a strong commitment to ensuring youth have access to a quality education. Additional support is provided by University of Phoenix, a national education partner that has joined with BGCA to impact academic success among youth across the country, and the Taco Bell Foundation, BGCA’s premier partner for teen empowerment.
If Emonie wins at the state competition, she will compete for the title of Eastern Region Youth of the Year and an additional $10,000 college scholarship, renewable for four years up to $40,000. Five regional winners will advance to Washington, D.C., in September 2016, to compete for the title of BGCA’s National Youth of the Year. The National Youth of the Year will receive an additional scholarship of $25,000, renewable each year up to $100,000 and will have the opportunity to meet with the President of the United States in the White House. For more information about the Youth of the Year program, visit http://www.youthoftheyear.org.
Emonie Reviere was recently named “Berks County Youth of the Year” by the Olivet Boys and Girls Club. It’s the highest honor given to members of the Club. “She’s a role model for the younger kids that are here,” said Deja Harris with Olivet Boys and Girls Club. “She’s a self starter, self-motivated.”