During this year’s virtual Youth of the Year event for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County, we enjoyed a fast-paced emotionally charged presentation with the final four candidates presenting their compelling and successful journeys with Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County and their future plans.
Scholarships are awarded to the Youth of the Year and other finalists. The Youth of the Year finalist will then go on to compete regionally, and then nationally, for the title of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Youth of the Year.
Bruce Taylor and our Taylor Farms family were recognized with the Roosevelt William President’s Award at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County’s annual Youth of the Year event.
While Boys & Girls Club Members live in “America’s Salad Bowl,” the COVID-19 pandemic has created an even greater economic divide, increasing the number of families facing food insecurity within Monterey County. We have been trying to close the gap and make sure these families stay fed.
The Boys & Girls Club of Monterey County has recognized our philanthropy in the community, through awarding us the President’s Award, named after Roosevelt Williams, who chartered the Club in 1968. Our personal and corporate philanthropy has impacted thousands of local children through our donation for the Club’s newly renovated and expanded Salinas Teen Center, annual support for the Club’s summer and teen programs, major sponsorships for annual Club events, and in-kind contributions of fresh produce served to Club members.
Thank you to the Boys & Girls Club of Monterey County, we are excited to see where each of you go on your journeys, and congratulations to Rosalia Zavaleta Aguilar for winning the 2020 Joe Gunter Youth of the Year Scholarship for the Boys and Girls Club of Monterey County.