SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Alisha Greer is Youth of the Year for Boys & Girls Club of Springfield. That’s one of the highest honors that a Boys & Girls Club member can receive.
Alisha is a junior at Central High School with a 5.0 GPA and has been a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield’s Henderson Unit since 2009. Alisha is active in many of the activities at the club including the Keystone Club, a leadership group club, all of the Triple Play activities (health of mind, body and soul), Digital Arts, Smart Moves (drug, alcohol and sexually activity prevention), Power Hour and Project Learn, as well as learning the guitar and helping keep the environment clean by helping with trash cleanups.
School involvement includes enrollment in the IB program, Marching Band, Jazz Band, and Pep Band. Responsibilities at home include helping the family keep the house in order. With a constant positive attitude and respect for adults as well as peers with a fun loving personality, Alisha is truly a club and community leader of whom we are all proud.
As BGCA’s premier youth recognition program, Youth of the Year recognizes outstanding contributions to a member’s family, school, community and Boys & Girls Club, as well as overcoming personal challenges and obstacles. Youth of the Year encourages Club members to reach their full potential by achieving academic success, leading healthy lifestyles and contributing to their communities. Youth of the Year honorees are shining examples and living proof that great futures start at Boys & Girls Clubs.
Selected among several local outstanding youth, Alisha will compete against other Boys & Girls Club members for the 2013 Missouri Youth of the Year title. Alisha will receive a $12,000 College Scholarship funded by the Boys & Girls Club of Springfield Auxiliary. The winner of the State Youth of the Year competition will win a $1,000 college scholarship from Tupperware Brands Corporation.
The State competition will be April 9-10 in Jefferson City. As the new Youth of the Year for Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield, Alisha, 17, is a true example of an extraordinary young woman recognized by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) for her sound character, leadership skills and willingness to give back to the community.
If Alisha wins the State competition, she will compete for the title of Midwest Region Youth of the Year and an additional $10,000 scholarship from Tupperware Brands, the recognition program’s national sponsor. Five regional winners will advance to Washington, D.C., in September 2013, to compete for the title of BGCA’s National Youth of the Year. The National Youth of the Year will receive an additional scholarship of up to $50,000 from The Rick and Susan Goings Foundation and will have the opportunity to meet with the President of the United States in the White House.