54% of alumni say the Club really saved their life. Your Club Experience stays with you forever. Now you can reconnect with the Club and give back to Clubs and kids who need us most. From award-winning actors and professional athletes to community and business leaders and college students, Club alumni come from all walks of life but share a common bond through their Club Experience. These are 3 of our latest success stories from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Fe/Del Norte.
Lucas was our 2017 State of New Mexico Youth of the Year from the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Fe/Del Norte. Lucas is an Alumni of Capital high School and a Club member since 2005. Lucas is now a proud member of New Mexico Military Institute where he is preparing to serve our country, and also plays football. As the recipient of the 2017 State of New Mexico Youth of the Year Competition, Lucas was awarded a full college scholarship to fulfill his dreams at any university he desired. Lucas was chosen to represent the State of New Mexico for his outstanding accomplishments both academically and athletically. Lucas is a bright star of the future; there is no end to what this young gentleman is going to achieve. When Lucas comes to visit the kids at our Club sites, all of the youth are so impressed by his ability to make them feel included and safe. When he leaves, you can feel that the youth he spent time with have a more positive attitude about life.
Danielle was our 2016 State of New Mexico Youth of the Year from the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Fe/Del Norte. Danielle is an Alumni of St. Michaels High School and a Club member since 2009. Danielle was chosen as the state of New Mexico Youth of the Year for her outstanding community achievements during her time at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Fe Del Norte. Today Danielle is attending the University of New Mexico studying medicine, hoping that one day she can help millions around the world. As the recipient of the 2016 State of New Mexico Youth of the Year Competition, Danielle was awarded a full college scholarship to fulfill her dreams at any university she desired. Danielle is an inspiration to all young women at our Boys and Girls Clubs - when she comes to visit, all we hear is how much the kids look up to her and want to be a doctor because of Danielle.
Christian is our 2018 Local Youth of the Year from the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Fe/Del Norte. Christian is an alumni of Pojoaque High School and a Club member since 2006. Christian is currently attending Northern New Mexico Community College. He is a wonderful representation of what the Boys and Girls Clubs are all about. This young man was chose to represent our local club at the State competition in March 2019 because of his "bleeding blue" spirit. Christian is a true Club kid fully dedicated to helping those around him reach their full potential. Christian is the President of our Keystone team and is also an amazing mentor to all youth, focusing on his teenage counter parts. We as a community have learned so much from this young man and cannot wait to see what he adds to the team moving forward.
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