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New Jersey Teen Named Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year

For more than 15 years, Rosica Communications has provided public relations, marketing, and communications services to Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey. Today is International Youth Day, and we’d like to recognize Tatiana Cruz, Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s New Jersey Youth of the Year winner. Cruz was selected for her leadership, service, academic excellence, and dedication. She is incredibly involved in her community and is a dedicated member of Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County, where for the past eight years, she has held leadership positions. She’s been a member of Junior ROTC, a volunteer with Jersey City Medical Center, and a Boys & Girls Club workforce development program participant. She has also participated in many Club programs such as Career Launch and Diplomas to Degrees, as well as an array of other activities. Cruz is extremely well-rounded, making her the ideal honoree for the Youth of the Year title.

“It’s amazing to be chosen. I’m essentially a role model for club kids, and non-club kids,” Cruz said. “I am honored to promote an organization that cares so much about social justice issues, plus such issues as college career readiness, especially among minority youth.”

Youth of the Year is a national competition hosted by Boys & Girls Clubs of America for high school students to compete for college scholarships and receive ongoing personal and professional development. Cruz won a $12,500 scholarship from Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Read more about Cruz and her Youth of the Year award here: https://www.tapinto.net/sections/education/articles/jersey-city-s-tatiana-cruz-named-boys-girls-club-of-america-youth-of-the-year

The Boys and Girls Clubs in New Jersey Youth of the Year Gala

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The Boys and Girls Clubs in New Jersey held their annual Youth of the Year Gala this past Tuesday, June 6 at Montclair State University. Olympian and New Jersey Native Laurie Hernandez was the the master of ceremonies.  Laurie is pictured here with Susan Haspel, State Director of The Boys and Girls Clubs in New Jersey and our very own Chris Rosica, President of Rosica Communications.