|Posted:||March 15, 2019 01:16 PM|
|From:||Representative P. Michael Sturla|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Recognizing Boys and Girls Clubs Youth of the Year Day|
|We sometimes overlook the important role out of school time plays in the lives of Pennsylvania youth. These programs help our kids develop into contributing members of society by preparing them for the future and helping them make the right decisions for their overall well-being. Additionally, they help young Pennsylvanians evade and overcome adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and childhood trauma by providing a safe place to learn, eat, and play.
One such program, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, provides services to over 56,000 children between the ages of 6 and 18 statewide, with 17 clubs operating in roughly 75 different neighborhoods. These clubs are filled with eager and diligent young members who work hard to better their individual clubs and communities. To recognize these outstanding young individuals, I’m introducing a resolution designating April 3, 2019 as the Boys and Girls Clubs “Youth of the Year Day” in Pennsylvania.
This year, community leaders have nominated 11 exceptional youth from across our Commonwealth to be named “Youth of the Year”, and I believe they should be formally recognized before the House of Representatives. Please join me in shining a light on youth excellence and perseverance.
Introduced as HR165