December 2016


Youth of the Month-December 2016

Kevyn Perez
Avondale Clubhouse

Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County announced that Kevyn Perez is the Club’s December 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.

Kevyn is currently a 16-year-old sophomore at Pueblo County High School and has been a member of the Avondale Clubhouse for 5 years. He believes in staying busy and actively getting involved in his community. He is concerned with the challenges that teens face today and the Club is a place he turns to keep him off the streets. Boys & Girls Club challenges him to have aspirations and to achieve each and every goal on his list. In the spur of a moment, this young man is always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. This past summer, Kevyn chose not to attend the Club for the entire month of July because he wanted to volunteer his time to help a family member build a home in New Mexico. It was not mandatory for him to help, but Kevyn enjoys helping others and he likes to work with his hands, especially when it pertains to learning a new trade.

When he first began attending the Club, he was a quiet kid, but you would never believe that if you met him today. He’s now comfortable with public speaking and had a lead role in the Club’s Social Action Project film. Kevyn does not like to see anyone left out of an activity or upset. He will take the time to see what’s wrong and offers to help in any way that he can and will go above and beyond the call of duty to make the situation better for everyone involved. Kevyn is naturally an artist and enjoys activities such as drawing, singing and he knows how to play two instruments. Over the years, Kevyn has grown into a role model for his younger peers and often will help facilitate programs at the Club. He also does not hesitate to communicate to others the difference between right and wrong and why and how they should be careful about the company they keep. He’s very respectful to all he meets and expects those around him to be respectful in return. Kevyn has a goal of attending college, but hasn’t decided if he wants to be music major or a software engineer. 

For the past couple of years, Kevyn has been an active member of Torch Club. He was excited about implementing a Keystone Club at the Avondale Clubhouse for teens. This program allows teens to develop leadership skills in and out of the Clubhouse through academic success, career preparation and community service. Kevyn truly sees the importance of giving back to his community and encourages others in and outside the Clubhouse, to do the same. In the future, he plans to continue to give to back to the community of where he resides whether it be volunteering his time in a choir or being on a board.
Kevyn shared, “I love the opportunities that the Club has given me. It offers me the chance to express myself through my art, teaches me how to create educational documentaries, and have fun while doing it all.”
As a Youth of the Month honoree, Kevyn 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 December Youth of the Month was selected by Sandy Gutierrez. If you would like to congratulate Kevyn, you may do so by emailing him at club@bgcpueblo.org.


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