2019 Youth of the Year
2019 Youth of the Year
Taluai, or "T," is a senior and has been attending Boys & Girls Clubs and Camp Mendocino programs for 11 years. T has been actively involved in the Excelsior Clubhouse, the Camp and Club LIT programs, Camp2College and Camp Council programs. Taluai has won multiple awards at Camp including Best LIT and Most Professional LIT. T can be seen all over Camp with his Ukulele, making people smile and laugh. We are so proud he is Camp Mendocino’s 2019 Youth of the Year!
Taluai represents Camp Mendocino in the BGCSF city-wide Youth of the Year program. Through Youth of the Year, T is involved in a four month long intense leadership development program that involves public speaking, one-on-one mentorship, essay writing, and team building. At the Charles Schwab Youth of the Year Luncheon in February 2018, T will tell his story to more than 800 BGCSF friends and supporters at The Marriott Marquis.
Former Camp Mendocino Youth of the Year
The Camp2College (C2C) program, a year-round program for teens, was developed in response to a need for a more year-round connection between our highest performing Leaders in Training (LITs) and Camp. C2C is a program for teens that excelled in the LIT Program, preparing them for a post-secondary education or a defined plan for after high school. The program focuses on their future and looks to assist in preparing them for next stage of their lives.
The C2C program provides Camp Mendocino teens with educational and professional opportunities both inside and out of Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco. Teens attend monthly workshops covering topics ranging from college applications to transcript evaluations to different careers. Teens also have access to Camp and BGCSF staff as a support system.
TheCamp2College (C2C) program strives to develop our young teens into the future leaders of tomorrow.
Camp Council is a focus group that brings together campers, LITs and staff to brainstorm and plan a variety of different activities, programs and ways to make Camp Mendocino an even better place to spend your summer. During the summer, members of the Camp Council will also meet with the Assistant Camp Director for Programs and Program Managers to discuss how Camp is going as well as assist with Camp events.