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Breakthrough Student Named Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year for Capistrano Valley

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Yesenia Garcia, a member of Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano’s second class, has been named Capistrano Valley’s Youth of the Year by the Boys and Girls Club. According to club leaders, she was chosen for her leadership skills and commitment to community service.

As a rising grade 7 student in 2007, Garcia joined Breakthrough SJC, an academic program that supports underserved students as they work towards their goal of being first-generation college students. Garcia has been highly involved with the program since 2007, serving both as a volunteer and a teaching assistant.

Garcia will now advance to the next round of the competition, where she will seek the title of Orange County Youth of the Year. This award is accompanied by a $1,000 college scholarship from Tupperware Brands Corporation, the recognition program’s national sponsor.

County winners will compete for the title of California Youth of the Year and a $10,000 scholarship from Tupperware Brands. In September, five regional winners will compete for the Boys and Girls Club of America’s National Youth of the Year award, which provides one student with a scholarship of up to $50,000 from The Rick and Susan Goings Foundation. The winner will be sent to Washington, D.C., where he or she will have the opportunity to meet with the president at the White House.

Garcia is currently a junior at San Juan Hills High School, where she maintains a GPA of 3.375.



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