Oxnard teen honored as BGCOP’s Youth of the Year
Singled out among several outstanding youth, 18-year-old Amber Holmes has been chosen as this year’s Youth of the Year by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme.
A seven-year Club member, Holmes is a senior at Oxnard High School senior and plans to study nursing at California State University, San Francisco, next year. She will be the first in her family to attend a university right after high school.
“The Club has transformed me from a shy little girl, into a confident young lady who is prepared to face any challenges that will ever stand in my way,” said Holmes.
The Youth of the Year competition recognizes outstanding contributions to a member’s family, school, community and Boys & Girls Club local organization, 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.
“We are so proud of Amber. She works really hard and has become a great leader and mentor to other youth at the Club,” said Erin Antrim, chief executive officer, BGCOP. “She is smart, committed to the Club and willing to share her experiences to help others achieve what’s best for them.”
For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme, visit www.positiveplace4kids.org.