Congratulations to the 2015 Arizona State Youths of the Year!
Presented by: Fiesta Bowl Charities
Goel Ellis & Jennifer Hernandez
Goel Ellis, of Tucson, and Jennifer Hernandez, of Sahuarita, were honored today as Boys & Girls Club State “Youth of the Year” at the 14th Annual Arizona Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs of Legislative Breakfast.
Goel, 18, has been a member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson since the age of 7. She was selected Youth of the Year from among a panel of highly-qualified finalist from across Arizona. Jennifer, 15, attends the Davis-Monthan AFB Youth Programs, and was honored as Military Youth of the Year from among the State’s five military Clubs. Both teens were honored for their exceptional accomplishments in overcoming adversity, serving their community and achieving academic excellence.
Goel will receive a scholarship from Fiesta Bowl charities; Jennifer will receive a scholarship from military Services. Both winners will also receive scholarship support from national sponsors Disney, the University of Phoenix, Toyota and Taco Bell Foundation.
The Arizona Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs
Our Scope of Service
- 24 Boys & Girls Club organizations in Arizona
- 33 Cities in Arizona have at least one Boys & Girls Club
- 61 Club Sites in Arizona
- Average attendance in Arizona Clubs is 7,521 young people per day
Where We are Located
- 22% of club sites are located in rural communities, 32% of club sites are located in urban communities and 31% of club sites are located in suburban communities
- 61% are traditional club sites, 15% of club sites are located on Native American lands, and 10% are located in schools
Who We Serve
- 56% males and 44% females
- 36% Hispanic, 30% Caucasian, 11% Native-American, 11% African-American, 4% Multi-Racial, 2% Asian and 7% Other
- 3% age 5 & under, 47% age 6-10, 20% age 11-12; 21% age 13-15, and 10% age 16 & over
Who Provides the Leadership
- 310 full time and 577 part time employees provide the program services and management of the Boys & Girls Club organizations
- 3,841 volunteers assist in providing program services to youth
- 612 additional volunteers assist in providing management, administrative, or general organizational support