October 2017

Melanie Adame                                                                 Youth of the Month
East Side Clubhouse                                                         October 2017

Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County announced that Melany Adame is the Club’s October 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, The Pueblo Chieftain and The Center for American Values are proud to be Youth of the Month Sponsors.

Melany is a 14-year-old Freshman at East High School, and she is the middle child of five kids. She is working hard to follow in her older sisters footsteps and maintain high academic achievements and participate in as many after-school activities as possible. Melany is a member of JROTC and plans to play basketball and soccer for her school. Melany has done a fantastic job of balancing her responsibilities at home, her school work, and extracurricular activities. She is responsible for helping her younger siblings with their homework as well and making sure they get home safely after the Club closes.

 The Club has given Melany a place where she can go to get a break from everything that she is involved in at home and school. She has been a member of Torch Club and Keystone leadership groups since the age of 11. She was given her first job opportunity with the Club as a Teen Leader. Melany was also a member of the first Girls Rock volleyball team at the East Side Clubhouse, and she also played soccer with her friends and learned new skills through the program.  

Melany demonstrates good character, leadership and community service in many ways. She is a member of the Club’s Keystone leadership group and has helped with the anti-tobacco Social Action Project. Melany has helped organize fundraisers to raise money to attend the state Keystone Leadership Conference to network with other Club members making a difference in their communities. Recently, Keystone members have been raising money to donate to the Red Cross to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims. Melany is also willing to help staff and other members in any way that she can.

Melany shares, “The Club makes my life better because it helps me with school. It also gives me the opportunity to experience new things and set goals for my future.”

As a Youth of the Month honoree, Melany is eligible to compete in Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County’s 2018 Youth of the Year competition, which provides several scholarships and leadership opportunities. The October Youth of the Month was selected by Pastor Charlie Jones of Fellowship of the Rockies and Sylvia Proud of the Pueblo City-County Health Department. If you would like to congratulate Melany, you may do so by emailing her at club@bgcpueblo.org.

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