Okinawa, Japan | April 11, 2022
Congratulations to Kubasaki Ella Perez
Ella Perez has been named the 2022 Local Youth of the Year in Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth of the Year program. As the Local Youth of the Year, Ella will serve as a role model, brand ambassador and thought leader on key issues by telling their inspiring personal story at select speaking engagements. Participation in BGCA’s National Youth of the Year program is the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can achieve. To achieve the title of Youth of the Year on any level, Club members have demonstrated that they embody the values of leadership and service, academic excellence, and healthy lifestyles. They exemplify the critical impact that Boys & Girls Clubs have on the lives of young people.
Since 1947, Youth of the Year (YOY) has been Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) premier recognition program, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Club members. Congratulation again Ella Perez and best of luck at the National Level. We are proud of you!