Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich Youth of the Year



Greenwich, CTFebruary 6, 2020

Some of Greenwich’s best and brightest were celebrated on Thursday, February 6 during the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich’s annual Youth of the Year dinner.

 Lara Javier, a junior at Greenwich High School, was named the club’s 2020 Youth of the Year. Javier, along with Alessandra DeVito (Greenwich High School senior), Max Pisacreta (Greenwich High School senior), Andres Rincon (Westhill High School senior) and Keely Rodriquez (Greenwich High School junior) were the finalists for the 2020 award.

“Greenwich’s Youth of the Year program was established in 1969 to recognize club members who give back to their club and community,” according to Bobby Walker, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich. “Youth of the Year winners have demonstrated service to club, community and family; academic success; strong moral character; life goals; and poise and public speaking ability. Lara Javier is a shining example of these traits.” 

“I’ve been a member of Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich for as long as I can remember,” said Javier. “It started when I turned six years old and I would take the bus to the Club after school. I was here every day and have attended almost every program that is offered. From a member of the Barracuda swim team, to vice president of Keystone Club, the Club gave me a place to rely on.”

In addition to naming the Youth of the Year winner, Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich also honored Susan Bevan as its 2020 Champion of Youth.

Susan Bevan is a philanthropist and non-profit volunteer. A former corporate attorney, she has served on many boards, both locally near her home in Greenwich, CT, as well as internationally. As a board member of Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, Susan served as Vice President and also co-chair of the capital campaign (2001-2005) that rebuilt the pool and clubhouse and added a hockey rink.

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