June 2015

Youth of the Month-June 2015

Cassidy Forrest
Avondale Clubhouse

Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County (BGCPC) announced that Cassidy Forest is the Club’s June 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.

Cassidy has been a member of the Avondale Clubhouse for 7 years and while she has weathered many trials in her short 14 years of life, she continues to amaze Club staff with her kindness and empathy towards others. She won’t stand for bullying and will not take part in it even with significant peer pressure. The Avondale Clubhouse recently sent birthday cards to a young boy who was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Cassidy learned that this young boy liked Legos, so she created a Lego house and truck from her own personal Lego sets to send with a beautiful card she made.

Cassidy loves sports and was able to convince a friend and another long-time Avondale Clubhouse member to join the basketball team with her this last season at Vineland Middle School. Through their wins and losses, Cassidy never lost her optimistic outlook on life.  

Cassidy is very quick to volunteer for any service activity. A Club staff shared, “I can still remember the first pancake dinner she volunteered to help with for the Avondale/Vineland Lions Club. That morning when I picked her up, she stated, ‘I was so excited to come today that I had a dream about it last night!’ She is just that kind of girl.” From pancake dinners to trash pickup and to car washes, Cassidy never hesitates to raise her hand and volunteer.

Forest states, “Family is not only the people you are related to. My family is also the Boys & Girls Club.”

As a Youth of the Month honoree, Cassidy is eligible to compete in Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County’s 2016 Youth of the Year competition, which provides several scholarships and leadership opportunities. Print Pros is proud to be BGCPC’s June Youth of the Month Sponsor. The June Youth of the Month was selected by the Honorable Jeff Chostner. If you would like to congratulate Cassidy, you may do so by emailing club@bgcpueblo.org.

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