Meet Mona Dixon!

BGCA's 2010-11 National Youth of the Year
Mona Dixon

 

A five-year member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley (Tempe, Ariz.), Mona Dixon has been selected as the 2010-11 National Youth of the Year winner by Boys & Girls Clubs of America and will serve a one-year term as the national teen spokesperson for the some 4.2 million youth served annually by Boys & Girls Clubs through Club membership and community outreach.

Mona competed with several other outstanding Club members for the national title. Dixon’s fellow 2010 Youth of the Year finalists were: Tommy Walls, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (Wis.); Delsy Morales, Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware; Maria Hernandez, Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland (Tenn.); and Darrius Shaw, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas (Texas).

Learn more about the challenges Mona overcame with the help of her hometown Club and see what the future holds for this exceptional teen.

Longtime Commitment
The Youth of the Year program is made possible because of longtime sponsors Reader's Digest Foundation and Tupperware Brands. As a founding partner, the Reader's Digest Foundation has sponsored the Youth of the Year program for 63 years. Tupperware Brands joins the Foundation as a co-sponsor this year and will become the sole supporter of the program in 2011. Through their generousity, our regional Youth of the Year winners enjoy $22,000 in college scholarships. The National Youth of the Year received an additional $15,000 scholarship from Reader’s Digest and up to $50,000 from The Rick and Susan Goings Foundation. All five finalists met with the President of the United States in the White House in September. 

Learn more about the challenges Mona overcame with the help of her hometown Club and see what the future holds for this exceptional teen.

 

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Boys & Girls Clubs annually serve nearly 4 million youth through Club membership and community outreach.
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