The Boys and Girls Club of America Announces National Youth of the Year
The Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA) awards Jocelyn W., from Silicon Valley, as the 2016-17 Pacific Region Youth of the Year. Jocelyn enrolled in the BGCA at age 5 and has been a loyal member for 13 years. Deriving from a community with high crime, drugs and gang violence, Jocelyn found stability in the Club and feels at home. With the encouragement from her mentors and coding skills she acquired through the club, she applied to a private school, received a scholarship, and secured internships. Jocelyn has accomplished many things in her career as a student, including coding her own photo sharing app and founded a nonprofit, Under-represented Teen Advocacy Program that connects Bay-area teens in need with available services. Jocelyn plans to study Journalism at University of Southern California and become a journalist, lawyer and entrepreneur. Go Jocelyn! Read more about Jocelyn here.