Francisco Chavez accepts the 2013 Youth of the Year Award from Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Dave Pier. A senior at Sonoma Valley High school, Chavez has been a Club member since second grade. He was recognized for his positive attitude and strong work ethic, including volunteering his time to do one-on-one tutoring with younger members all while participating in a number of programs including College Bound.
Chavez shared his experience in a speech to the audience at the November 21 reception. Also addressing the crowd before the award was announced were nominees Itzel Macedonio, Marlen Rojas and Carmelita Bastress. The annual is the premier recognition program for club members, promoting service to club, community and family, academic success, strong moral character, life goals, and poise and public speaking ability.