As the 2015 Youth of the Year for the Ludlow Community Center/Randall Boys & Girls Club, 17-year old Jordan Regadas is a true example of an extraordinary young man recognized by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) for his 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. As BGCA’s premier youth recognition program, Youth of the Year recognizes outstanding contributions to a member’s family, school, community, and Boys & Girls Club, 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.
Jordan has been a member of the Ludlow Community Center/Randall Boys & Girls Club for over 10 years. He started attending the Club for preschool, then before school, after school, and summer camp, and eventually he grew to participate in the Club’s athletic and social recreational programs. While he was attending the Club he developed a positive attitude, great personality, and self confidence. Jordan is a positive role model for today’s young people. He has devoted his time as a volunteer, and last year became a staff member of the Ludlow Community Center/Randall Boys & Girls Club. As a staff member, he is working as an after school Assistant Group Leader. Jordan is a junior at Ludlow High School and is very happy with all of his classes. He also is a student in Honors Portuguese, and is enjoying his year thanks to the great teachers he has. Most recently, he was chosen again as the Club’s 2016 Youth of the Year.
“The Club is like a second home for me. I always feel welcomed here. The Club’s great staff has taught me to be a better person and taught me right from wrong. As I grow older my goal is to be a part of that staff and continue teaching that philosophy,” he said.
Donations such as those from the UMACC help our Club promote good citizenship, healthy lifestyles, and to provide a place with facilities and equipment for educational and recreational activities for both our youth and adult citizens. These donations allow us to continue our mission of providing year-round youth and family services, programs, and activities that are convenient, affordable, and accessible.
To donate to Ludlow Community Center/Randall Boys & Girls Club, follow the link provided and click on Add to My Donation Basket, or use the code 473688 on your paper pledge form.