2010 BGCA Youth of the Year appointed to CNCS

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Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate confirmed Mona Dixon, Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) 2010 Youth of the Year, is to serve on the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) board of directors.

This respected position gives Dixon capacity in the CNCS, a federal agency that administers organizations like Americorps, Senior Corps, The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) and other national programs.

For almost 70 years, BGCA’s Youth of the Year award has honored our nation’s most awe-inspiring young people on their path to great futures and encourages all kids to lead, succeed and inspire.  In 2010, Dixon was selected as the National Youth of the Year winner and served a one-year term as the national teen spokesperson for over 4 million youth at BGCA.

 

“We are incredibly proud of Mona, whose strong leadership, citizenship and character continue to embody what it means to be Youth of the Year,” said Jim Clark, president and CEO of BGCA. “We are certain that Mona will serve as a tremendous asset to the CNCS board, and we can’t wait to see what else is in store for this amazing role model.”

Throughout Dixon’s life, she and her family were homeless moving from city to city until she eventually found a place to call home after joining Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley. From the beginning, Dixon was able to teach younger children the importance of being responsible, caring, productive members of society. This has led Dixon to

Fast forwarding, Dixon now has a Bachelor of Science and Business Management from Arizona State University and  is now pursuing a master’s degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Advocacy. She is also on th board for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Valley-Tempo Ladino Branch.  Considering her past there it’s no surprise that she serves on the board for the largest homeless shelter in Arizona, UMOM New Day Centers.

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