JaLisa Wines, 2017 Youth of the Year | Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis
JaLisa Wines is the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) 2017 Youth of the Year winner, the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can receive. As the 2017 Youth of the Year and ambassador for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis, this 17-year old Herbert Hoover Club member is a true example of an extraordinary young woman, known for her leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to live a healthy lifestyle. Upon winning the title, JaLisa said, “I want to motivate youth to achieve their goals by implementing programs that will positively change society.”
Ms. Wines is a senior at Confluence Preparatory Academy and plans to attend Truman State University to become an Accountant. She was selected from a group of eleven finalists who shared their story of perseverance and dedication to their family, Club and community before a panel of judges. In addition to being crowned the title at BGCSTL’s Great Futures Gala, she also received a $2500 scholarship. To view a video of Ms. Wines’ speech, click here.