Celebrating our Youth
Walton County Boys & Girls Clubcelebrates its members and their accomplishments. This month the Club is Youth of the Month Sophia Mendez.
Mendez has been a member of the Club for one year.
“The best thing that I like about the Club is that I get to have fun with all my friends,” Mendez shared. “The staff makes me feel important and I believe I can grow up and be really special.”
Mendez was selected for her positive attitude and willingness to try new things and excelling in implementation of the BGC way.
For Sophia, her favorite program at the Club is Power Hour and the opportunities she has to read out loud to other Club members. Sophia, a kindergartener, is currently reading at a second-grade level.
“Sophia makes volunteering really special for me at the Boys & Girls Club,” Jenni Andersen, a student volunteer at George Walton Academy. “Sophia will come in to share with what she has learned from school, and as she completes her homework through the Power Hour Program, she often looks for special activities related to her schoolwork that we have here in the Club. She keeps me excited and looking forward to coming to the Club each day that I come.”
Lynn E. Hill, WCBGC Director, “looks for Sophie coming through the doors of the Club each day.”
“She always helps in encouraging other members and lights up the whole Club with her smile,” he shared. “When I spoke with her parents, they expressed how important it was for their children to learn social skills. She’s not only improved her social skills but teaches other members about improving their social skills. Sophia is a rising Club Member, and a pleasure to have her enrolled here.”
To learn more about Walton County Boys & Girls Club, visit www.bgcncg.com/waltonclubor call 770-207-6279.
Sophia Mendezis Walton County Boys & Girls Club Teen of the Month for May.