VALPARAISO | Ebonè Ivory was named 2014 Youth of the Year for Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County.
Ivory will travel to Indianapolis on March 10 and compete against other Boys & Girls Clubs members for the Indiana State Youth of the Year title and a $1,000 college scholarship from Tupperware Brands Corp. the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County recognized 15-year old Ivory for her perseverance, leadership skills and commitment to club and community.
A freshman at Valparaiso High School, Ivory’s goal is to attend Emory College in Atlanta where she intends to study psychology to become a psychiatrist and teen intervention specialist. She plans to use her education helping young men and women who are going through difficult times.
If Ivory wins at the state competition, she will compete for the title of Midwest Region Youth of the Year and an additional $10,000 scholarship from Tupperware Brands, the recognition program’s national sponsor. Five regional winners will advance to Washington, D.C., to compete for the title of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth of the Year.
The National Youth of the Year will receive an additional scholarship of up to $50,000 from the Rick and Susan Goings Foundation and will have the opportunity to meet the president at the White House.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Units in Valparaiso, South Haven and Portage each selected club members to represent their club and compete for the Youth of the Year honor for the organization. Tyler Goodman is the South Haven Unit’s Youth of the Year and Sanja Kirova won Youth of the Year for the Forrest L. “Dusty” Rhode Portage Unit.