August 2016


Youth of the Month-August 2016

Victoria Vasquez
Sprague Clubhouse

Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County announced that Victoria Vasquez is the Club’s August Youth of the Month. The Youth of the Month honor is earned by one member each month in recognition of their strong leadership, good character, and commitment to service. Legacy Bank and The Center for American Values are proud to be Youth of the Month Sponsors.

Victoria is a 14-year-old freshman at Central High School. She has been a member of the Club for 8 years and within this time, she has grown a great deal. She participates in numerous activities and programs. She takes great pride in being a member of Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County and is very open about sharing how the Club has been a great experience for her. She has been a wonderful mentor for her younger family members who all are coming up through the ranks, and her peers look to her for advice. Victoria is proof of all the great phases the Club can provide a child as they are growing up. She is an ambassador of the Sprague Clubhouse and when a staff needs help with sharing what really the Club can do for a child, she is the perfect spokesperson. Victoria is a leader on the volleyball court and believes there is no ’I’ in the word team. She believes that the mentality of the each player can affect the whole team, so they all need to be on the same page.

Victoria is a jokester and a prankster. However, when it’s time to be serious, you have her undivided attention. She has a loving heart and believes in tough love. When it comes to caring for her family and friends, she believes in being honest. She feels you can truly help someone if you are simply honest with them and offer to help guide them in the right direction. 

Over the years, she has completed numerous hours of community service with projects such as Rake Up Pueblo, Tom & Louie’s Cupboard Food Drive, and spending time with residents at local nursing homes. Victoria is currently the Club’s Torch Club Vice President and she is leading the charge for the Social Action Project (a campaign against drugs). She and her peers are working diligently on a plan about how to incorporate stronger drug resistance education into schools.

 “The Club is my home away from home. Whenever I need someone to talk to, I know I can come to the Club and have a member of the staff to inspire me to move in a positive direction.” 

As a Youth of the Month honoree, Victoria Vasquez is eligible to compete in Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County’s 2017 Youth of the Year competition, which provides several scholarships and leadership opportunities. The August Youth of the Month was selected by Michelle Gjerde and Kevin McCarthy. If you would like to congratulate Victoria, you may do so by emailing her at club@bgcpueblo.org. 

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