b'YOUTH OF THE YEARYouth of the Year recognizes outstanding Club Members and exceptional teens. These members are chosen based on their active involvement with the Clubs, their passion for education, and their service as role models to other youth. In 2019, there were a total of 19 teen applicants for TEEN PATHWAY CENTERS Junior Youth of the Year and Youth of the Year.The Teen Pathways Centers house the College & Career Readiness program which is designed to guide youth as they explore, plan, and prepare for success in middle school, high school, and post-secondary education or vocational training so they can earn a livable wage as a productive, healthy member of their community. COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS COLLEGE VISITS & TOURSSCHOLARSHIP FUND As part of the College & Career Readiness The College & Career Readiness Scholarshipinitiative, Teen Members have the Fund provides Club Members and Alumni,opportunity to tour colleges as they prepare who have made the commitment tofor their life after High School. In 2019, academic success and service to their53 teens participated in 14 college tours community, with financial support to furtherthroughout California. their education. In July, staff took 5 teens to tour Southern CA Through generous donations, we awarded 13colleges. Of the Members who attended the Teens with $100,000 in college scholarships. college tours, many expressed how much they grew during the trip. YOUTH OF THE YEAR SALINAS RENOVATION: EXPANDING TEEN CENTERth FINALISTSSalinas Club Teen Center Ribbon Cutting April 24 , 2019The Salinas Clubhouse celebrated its renovated Teen Center with a ribbon cutting ceremonyBoys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County honored 2019 Youth of the Year recipient Janira Lopez, and tours featuring the expanded spaces dedicated to Middle School Readiness, High Schoolas well as Salinas Youth of the Year Citlaly Herrera-Inzunza, Seaside Youth of the Year Finalist Readiness, and College and Career Readiness. Members, staff, and the Board of Directors hostedStephanie Nava, and Salinas Youth of the Year Finalist Jazzmin Woods. several special guests including local officials, agency partners, and the major capital funders behind the project:Janira has been a Club Member for 11 years. As a Member, Janira has participated in a variety of Club activities including Girls Inc. and the Tech Challenge. She has served as Vice President Monterey Peninsula Foundation, host of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and President of the Keystone Leadership Committee. Janira would like to pursue a career that Taylor Farms involves working with children after she graduates.The Tanimura Family FoundationCitlaly has been a Club Member for 8 years. She is passionate about art and has contributed to our annual Marti Mulford Art Exhibit and received the title of 2016 Artist of the Year. Citlaly held an internship with The First Tee Program after participating in the program during the school year. She is currently a part of Girls Health in Girls Hands where she began a project to raise awareness on the effect of hate speech.Stephanie has been a Club Member for 10 years. She has been an active leader in the Clubs leadership group for the last 3 years and is involved with the Tech Challenge and Girls Heath in Girls Hand. Stephanie would like to graduate and study Graphic Design.Jazzmin is a senior at Notre Dame High School. After high school, she plans on going to a community college and then transferring to a four year university. Jazzmin would like to pursue a degree in Computer Science and hopes to become a Videogame Designer.16 17'