Carolina Correa ’13 Named National Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America

The Boys & Girls Club of America has named Assumption first-year student Carolina Correa the 2009-10 National Youth of the Year. Carolina will serve a one-year term as the national teen spokesperson for the 4.5 million youth served annually by Boys & Girls Clubs. She is the first Hispanic female youth to receive the title.
Carolina, a psychology major from Pawtucket (RI), also will receive $26,000 in college scholarships from the program’s founding sponsor, Reader’s Digest Foundation. The Youth of the Year program recognizes outstanding contributions to a member’s family, school, community and Boys & Girls Club; academic excellence, and personal challenges and obstacles overcome.

Carolina is a seven-year member of the Boys& Girls Club program. At her local club, she learned English, made many friends and excelled in the aquatics program. A member of the Assumption women’s swim team, she was named most valuable swimmer three times in high school and created a basic swimming skills program for inner city youth, among other community service projects.

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews