Mia Update: 3rd in the Southeast Region!
Club, county, state, and now 3rd in the entire Southeast region, Westside teen, Mia, is a force to be reckoned with. On Tuesday, June 14th, Mia and a team of family and Boys & Girls Clubs staff set out to take on the Youth of the Year regional competition in Atlanta, Georgia. There, Mia explored the city, met fellow young leaders from around the country, and worked alongside former Southeast Youth of the Year, Jorge from Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties, to perfect her award-winning speech.
After countless hours of working, rehearsing, and performing, Mia competed with poise and passion. She said, “My experience competing at the Regional level was miraculous. It was such a beautiful experience being around kind, goal-oriented youth from different states and sharing our life experiences.”
Mia is excited to serve the next year as the Youth of the Year representative for the entire state of Florida, and even has plans for next year’s competition. “I am going to go for it again next year,” Mia said. “I am honored to have come this far, and I know that with time and preparation, I can go even further.”