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Exceptional Teen wins Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor Youth of the Year

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor hosted a competition in which Christen Akens was named the local Youth of the Year. Ms Akens, a junior at San Pedro High School, will next compete against other Boys & Girls Clubs members across Southern California for the state title and a $1,000 college scholarship from Tupperware Brands Corporation. State winners move on to vie for the distinction of one of five regional winners across the country, and ultimately those five winners will contend for the title of National Youth of the Year.

Being named Youth of the Year is the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can receive. As Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier youth recognition program, the Youth of the Year title recognizes outstanding contributions to a member’s family, school, community and Boys & Girls Club, as well as personal challenges and obstacles overcome. As the national program sponsor, Tupperware Brands awards each state winner a $1,000 college scholarship and each regional winner a $10,000 scholarship. The national winner receives an additional scholarship up to $50,000 from The Rick and Susan Goings Foundation.

Sponsoring the local competition in Los Angeles County are Bank of America, Coca-Cola, The Walt Disney Company, The GAP, and Grant Thornton.

For further information, please contact Derald Sidler Director of Development Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor 310-833-1322 Ext. 242

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