Youth of the Year
Daniela Rivera was selected Youth of the Year for Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV at the Annual “Steak” In Your Community event on January 12, 2019. Along with the title, Rivera will also receive a $2,000 scholarship, courtesy of the Tom & Jody Aderhold Endowed Youth of the Year Scholarship Program, the Ella de la Rosa Endowed Female Leadership Memorial Scholarship.
Rivera is among hundreds of local youth across the country recognized by Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA) for her sound character, leadership skills and willingness to give back to the community.
Being named Youth of the Year is the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can receive. The title recognizes outstanding contributions to a member’s family, school, community and Boys & Girls Club, as well as personal challenges and obstacles overcome. This program was founded over 60 years ago through the generosity of the Reader’s Digest Foundation.
The top three finalists were 2nd runner up Sarafaye De La Garza, 3rd runner up Katrina Medrano, and the Youth of the Year Daniela Rivera. Each will receive a scholarship in the amount of $1,500.00, $250.00 and $2,000.00 respectively. Sarafaye is the 1st reciepient of the Sabrina Walker Internander Salute to Excellence Scholarship.