Mireille Tona Clubhouse 2021 Youth of the Year!
Portland Clubhouse 2021 Youth of the Year!
Posted on 03/19/2021
Portland Clubhouse 2021 Youth of the Year!

Since 1947, Youth of the Year has been Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Club members. Each year, one exceptional young person from a Boys & Girls Club rises to the role of National Youth of the Year. The National Youth of the Year serves as both an exemplary ambassador for Boys & Girls Club youth and as a strong voice for all of our nation’s young people. Eight outstanding BGCSM members participated in the 2021 Youth of the Year selection process. The process involved being nominated by their Club staff team, completing an application, writing essays on My Club Experience, What Matters to Me, and Overcoming Obstacles. Candidates were interviewed by a selection panel of judges. We are delighted to announce that Mireille Tona was selected as the Portland Clubhouse 2021 Youth of the Year.

Mireille is a senior at Portland High School where she is a basketball standout. She has been a member of the Portland Club for seven years. She plans to attend Wheaton College to pursue a career as a physical therapist. Her personal quote is “Over the course of my time as a Club member, I participated in a ton of events and programs, and before I knew it leadership became part of my identity.” Mireille will be vying for the title of Maine Youth of the Year on May 6, 2021. Stay tuned....

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