Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

2016 Youth of the Year Glenda Guzman

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on March 2, 2016

Glenda YOY16


Congratulations Glenda Guzman! This 18-year-old has been singled out among several outstanding youth to be BGCOP’s 2016 Youth of the Year.


“We are so proud of Glenda. She is an amazing young lady who uses her positive attitude, humility, honesty and perseverance to help others,” said said Erin Antrim, chief executive officer, BGCOP. “Glenda is a great role model for others and is an inspiration to youth and adults alike.”


A seven-year Club member, Glenda is a senior at Oxnard High School and plans to study criminology at Northern Arizona University in the fall.


She has been involved with Keystone Leadership Program for seven years, five of which as vice president; she currently serves as president of the club. At school, she has been in the Law and Public Services Academy since 10th grade and is involved with Key Club, a volunteer-oriented club. She is also currently taking AP statistics to help her get ahead in college credits.

“The Keystone Leadership Program [at the Club] has taught me many things: business skills, networking, leadership skills, how to teach others to lead as well as how to speak in public. I went from being a shy girl to a confident young lady,” said Glenda.


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.



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