Noemi Rodriguez-Paredes

Youth of the Year Winner Selected
to Compete in Northern California Competition

The Fresno County Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year for 2014, Noemi Rodriguez-Paredes, has been selected to advance to the next level of the National Youth of the Year process.  On April 17th, in Oakland, Noemi will compete with the outstanding youth of other Boys & Girls Clubs in Northern California to see who will advance to the state competition, for an opportunity to represent California in the Pacific Region.  Winners go on to the national level.  Those selected as National Youth of the Year receive scholarships, other gifts, and an opportunity to meet the President of the United States.  We wish Noemi all the best as she moves forward in this competition.

Video Clip of Noemi on Central Valley Today

Noemi profiled on Valley PBS Latino Americans

Boys and Girls Nights Out Are Outstanding Successes

More than seventy boys and an equal number of girls participated, along with a mentor for each youth, at our annual Boys and Girls Nights Out.  Each youth is paired with an adult for an evening of conversation, games, and listening to an inspirational speaker.  Speaker for the guys was Dr. Joseph Castro, President of Fresno State University, and for the girls, Sharon Duncan, local businesswoman and entrepreneur.  Our thanks to the many volunteers to mentored a young person for one of those nights. 

Game of Life Financial Literacy Event Coming April 23

You are welcome at the “Game of Life, Wise Up!” event, held at the Zimmerman Club Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 4-7 PM.  There will be entertainment, food, games, and so on.  The Game of Life is a fun-filled educational program for youth that helps them prepare to make financial decisions.  The Wise Up! Program is designed to help kids understand the realities that come with financial freedom, by participating in real-life scenarios.  For example, they may have to purchase a home, buy a car, add insurance, food, child care, and etc. to their budget.  Parents are strongly encouraged to attend this event.