2016-17 Northeast Region Youth of the Year
Club/Organization: Boys & Girls Clubs of Vineland
Length of Membership: 3 years
College/University: Hampton University
Planned Major: ______
Career Aspiration: Chief Justice of the United States
“I no longer walk in shame, but I stride in dignity. My Club enlightened me to the fact that there are no bounds to my strength, and that I can create my own phenomenal path. I am now a passionate humanitarian and powerful leader.”
Alexia was always shy growing up. When she first set foot in her Boys & Girls Club, she recognized an environment where she could open up and find her voice. With her confidence bolstered, Alexia discovered the leadership potential within, and the power of her actions and influence.
Devoted to empowering others in her community, she led a project called “Bags for Beauties” to collect hygiene items for the homeless. She served as president of her Club’s Keystone Club and captain of her high school dance team. She has even taken on gun safety and violence awareness by making presentations to her county government.
After discovering the power found in self-confidence, Alexia started a self-esteem program called “You Can Too” for middle school-aged Club members. She finds joy in helping younger teens and kids follow in her footsteps.
A rising sophomore at Hampton University, Alexia aspires to become Chief Justice of the United States.